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■ ”The Business of Baseball” event held at The Bridges. AA3 and AA1. ■ Rowe wrestler tops at championship. A1. ■ “The Boys in the Boat” depicts American rowing triumph in 1936 Berlin Olympics. A3.

■ RSF resident qualifies to compete at USA Snowboarding Association Nationals A4. ■ Accomplished Scripps cardiologist devoted to prevention. A6. ■ Local resident to accompany friend on special journey. A14.



March 27, 2014

Santa Fe, other water agencies protest proposed Metropolitan rate hikes By Joe Tash The Santa Fe Irrigation District has joined forces with other water agencies and civic groups in San Diego County to protest proposed rate increases by the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California’s water wholesaler. The local groups have sent letters to Metropolitan, and a delegation also spoke against the proposed rate increases of 1.5 percent over each of the next two years, at a public hearing in Los Angeles on March 11. The Metropolitan board is expected to consider the rate increases — as well as a decision to maintain its current property tax levy on Southern California residents — at its next meeting on

April 8. Opponents of the rate increase and property tax proposals contend Metropolitan has taken in $400 million above its own maximum budgeted reserves over the past two years, and simply doesn’t need the money. “Any increase from Metropolitan would be passed down to the San Diego County Water Authority and in turn to the 24 water agencies in San Diego County. It trickles down,” said Michael Hogan, president of the Santa Fe board, and also a member of the County Water Authority and Metropolitan boards. San Diego officials are asking Metropolitan why it needs to

raise water rates and maintain its current property tax levy (which averages about $10 per year on the property tax bills of Southern California residents) when it has generated surpluses of hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two years, Hogan said. “They basically said we won the lottery, let’s figure out what to do with the money. There’s no discussion of giving that back to the ratepayers,” said Hogan. “Our argument is simply that it’s totally unnecessary. They’re gouging us,” said Santa Fe director Alan Smerican, who testified against the rate increases and property tax proposal at the March 11 hearing in Los Angeles.

Benefit for SEALs Family Foundation

Jeff and Angie Arboit and Britt and Torin Snyder attend a fundraiser to benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation on March 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. ‘American Idol’ finalist Jessica Sanchez performed at the event. See page A22 for more. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Candidate withdraws from Association board race RSF Association board candidate Daniel Bunn has withdrawn his name from the RSF Association board race. Four candidates will now vie for two seats on the RSF Association Board of Directors in the spring election. The threeyear terms of RSF Association

board members Ann Boon and Larry Spitcaufsky will expire at the end of June. The four candidates now competing for the two seats are: (alphabetical order) Dominick Addario, Ann Boon, Susan Callahan and Kim Eggleston. The last day to register to

vote for the election of the new RSF Association board members is April 25. Ballots will be mailed on May 8 after the RSF Association’s Annual Meeting and the election will close June 9. For more information, call the RSF Association at 858-7561174.

Ballots for Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club purchase vote to be mailed By Karen Billing The ballot for the vote on the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s $2.4 million purchase of the RSF Garden Club will be mailed on April 4. At the Association’s March 20 meeting, the board approved the letter that will be sent out accompanying the ballot. “It is a very neutral letter and doesn’t take one side or the other,” said RSF Association President Philip Wilkinson. RSF resident Marion Dodson pointed out that the letter said the petition that triggered the vote was received in “opposition to the proposed sale” when, in fact, those who signed were protesting that the majority of the board did not want Rancho Santa Fe members to vote on the issue. Some that signed were not opposed to

the sale, she said, but just wanted the opportunity to vote after the deal had been negotiated. The language in the letter is exactly what the petition says as required by RSF Association bylaws, the board said, but the board agreed to change the language in the letter to read that a petition was received “in accordance with Association bylaws.” Ballots must be returned by 5 p.m., Monday, May 5. The votes will be counted in the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District board room on May 6 at 2 p.m. The board appointed election assistants Rob Schaefer, Kathy Stumm and David Moon to oversee the counting of the ballots.

Officials from the city of Oceanside and other San Diego County water agencies also testified at the hearing, and agencies — including business groups such as the San Diego Chamber of Commerce — submitted letters, all in opposition to the proposed rate hikes. Santa Fe general manager Michael Bardin wrote to Metropolitan in early March with his agency’s objections. In response, Metropolitan assistant general manager Gary Breaux acknowledged in a letter that the agency has more revenues than planned due to increased water sales and unanticipated cost See WATER, Page AA4

RSF Association to review voter registration process By Karen Billing On the verge of two communitywide votes in Rancho Santa Fe, many residents are questioning the voter registration process itself. Residents are wondering why they have to register at all and why it isn’t an automatic right once they become a member of the Covenant. The Rancho Santa Fe Association board discussed the topic at its March 20 meeting, along with other confusing registration details, such as voting rights of trusts and LLCs, spouses, and owners of more than one Covenant parcel. Several members spoke up that they belong to several Associations (some of them smaller than Rancho Santa Fe’s) and they have never had to register. “It should be automatic,” said longtime resident Scott DeGoler, who has lived in the Covenant 10 years and only recently discovered that his vote didn’t count. “It needs to be changed, it’s ridiculous we have to do this, it’s antiquated and needs to be cleared up. For 10 years I’ve been paying Association dues and I’m not registered to vote…Essentially it’s taxation without representation.” DeGoler, who made it clear he loves the community and that he and his wife are very involved, said he thinks it might even be illegal that members aren’t autoSee VOTER, Page AA4

‘Pump Up the Volume’

Comischell Rodriguez, Brock Arstill and Sallie Small enjoy themselves at the Torrey Pines High School Foundation’s ‘Pump Up the Volume’ fundraiser March 23 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. See page A8 for more. PHOTO/JON CLARK

New TPHS football coach tackles ‘dream job’ Gladnick is attacking new job with a comprehensive plan

■ See a variety of society, school and community photos. A1-A32 and B1-B28.

New TPHS head football coach Ron Gladnick PHOTO/KAREN BILLING

By Tim Pickwell After what Torrey Pines High School Principal David Jaffe called “an exhaustive, monthslong search process,” the Carmel Valley school has found its new head football coach — only the third at the campus since 1992. Retired CEO and former college All-American defensive end Ron Gladnick was introduced to the campus on Monday, March 17.

The burly coach is expected to bring change to the program — a promised “five new faces” on the coaching staff. But, he also brings a healthy respect for tradition, and has invited Ed Burke, the winningest (182-60-5, four CIF Titles) coach in school history, back to assist. Burke downplayed his future role during an afternoon visit to the campus, but seemed eager to

begin working on footwork drills with the quarterbacks and running backs. “Ed is going to be around to help make our players better,” said Gladnick. For Gladnick, the tradition that Ed Burke represents is all part of a 11-chapter business plan that he pitched to the eight-person hiring committee that ultimately See FOOTBALL, Page AA4


Concerns voiced at meeting regarding RSF Farmers Market, Secret Car Club to move to Sundays when market begins By Karen Billing Reactions to the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s March 6 approval of a nine-month trial run for a Saturday farmers market in the village trickled into the board’s March 20 meeting. Several people spoke out against the market during public comment, with concerns ranging from clean-up, security, traffic, competition with the Village Market, and the charity selection. RSF Association Vice President Rochelle Putnam noted that a three-to-five-member oversight committee will be established for the market to come up with strategies to mitigate any concerns or issues that arise. It was reiterated by director Heather Slosar that if the market causes any problems during the nine-month trial, it can be stopped at any time. The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on El Tordo between Linea Del Cielo and Avenida de Acacias on Saturdays. The Secret Car Club, which meets Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. on Paseo Delicias and Avenida de Acacias, will be moving the show to Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., once the market begins. According to Secret Car Club President Chris Erickson, club members do not believe they can co-exist with the market as there is not enough street parking for the cars, the market vendors and attendees for both events. “(The change in dates) gets the fight that’s going on down to whether people want a farmers market or not and shows that we want to be friends,� said member Dave Darwin. “We appreciate all the support for the club and we’re looking forward to growing it.� Erickson said the car club will continue to meet on Saturdays as normal until the market begins. A start date for the farmers market has not been set yet, but the RSF Association board members told the car club members they will give them 30 days notice before the market trial run begins.

Registered sex offender lives on RSF street •Neighbors express concern Some residents on La Valle Plateada in RSF have voiced concern that they were not notified that a registered sex offender is living on their street. According to records on the Megan’s Law web site, Barton Hayes, 51, who was convicted in another state of a lewd or lascivious act with a child under the age of 14, lives on La Valle Plateada. RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said that whether a community is notified often depends on the crime and the conditions of the sex offender registration. Also, sometimes the sex offender moves and that move may not be indicated on a sex offender registration site. Once a sex offender has served their time, and as long as they are following the conditions of their release, they have the right to live where they choose, according to the Megan’s Law web site. For more information, visit 843&searchby=offender&id=45011333B2569 or

Water district enacts pay, benefit cuts for directors By Joe Tash The Santa Fe Irrigation District Board of Directors took formal action to cut the pay and health benefits of its members at its meeting on Thursday, March 20. The action followed a discussion last month, when the board voted to reduce its “per diem� payments for attending meetings from $200 to $150, and reduce the district-paid health benefits that directors are eligible to receive. No members of the public spoke at a hearing on the issue, and no written or oral comments were submitted, said district general manager Michael Bardin. The combined annual savings from the two actions, which were approved 4-0 by the board, with member John Ingalls absent, are $13,070, according to a staff report. The action brings the board’s per diem payments to roughly the countywide average for water agencies. Before the changes approved at Thursday’s meeting, the district spent about $98,600 annually on director pay and benefits for the five-member board. As of July 1, the district will only pay for health and dental benefits for a director and one dependent. Under the current rules, a director can receive coverage for his or her entire family. Santa Fe directors are eligible to receive per diem payments for up to 10 meetings per month. An informational item on Thursday’s agenda notes that in February, the board of the Rainbow Municipal Water District rejected a proposal to raise its directors’ per diem payments from $150 to $300, on a 3-2 vote.

RSF Attack B96 Green win Nomads Coaches Showcase Led by Coach Malcolm Tovey, the RSF Attack B96 Green won the Nomads Coaches Showcase held over the March 22-23 weekend in San Diego. The team advanced to the finals by winning all three games against the teams in their bracket. In the finals, the RSF Attack B96 Green faced Chelsea B96 Blue, a team from Los Angeles. The RSF Attack Team prevailed to victory with the final score of 3-0. (Above, l-r) Top row: Austin lee, Eren Esener, Felipe Llamas, Luke Williams, Austin Ronningen, Ricardo Gonzalez, Andrew Sinow, Chris Alleyne, Coach Malcolm Tovey, Jesus Vargas, Sean Shevel; Bottom row, l-r: Ryan Brent, Dylan Braswell, Ricardo Moreno, Saul Resendiz, Omar Garmendia, Eduardo Duque, Diego Zepeda (not in picture: Connor Link, Collin Scott)

RSF community survey on pool, fitness center could go out in May By Karen Billing The committee looking at the potential to add a pool and fitness center at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is making quick progress, according to Association Director Heather Slosar, who serves as the board’s liaison on the committee. The group is studying potential location, facility design and potential financing, and hopes to have a concept design done by May 1. Slosar said at that time the goal is to engage Club Mark to prepare a community-wide survey by the end of May to gauge members’ opinions on the cost and design of the project, as well as the desire for the facilities. “I know some people say that’s really fast,� Slosar said of the May timeline. “But we don’t want to use a lot of staff time if the membership does not want it. If we get positive feedback, we will proceed. If not, we will disband.� The committee’s work was generated by last year’s Golf Club satisfaction survey done by Club Mark. Survey results showed that 58 percent said their experience at the club would be improved with a fitness center and 42 percent with a swim complex.

New RSF Association website goes live By Karen Billing The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s new website has been completed and went live last week. The new address is and while some features are still being fine-tuned, it is the hope that members will be able to review documents, see meeting agendas and even register to vote. “Take a look, I think you’ll find it much improved. And it doesn’t have the jungle,� said RSF Association Director Craig McAllister, referencing the little tune that used to pop up when visiting the old site. RSF Association President Philip Wilkinson said they would make the site password protected soon so members can use it to access personal information. Wilkinson also said he hopes to create a member request form on the site, so that rather than having members coming in and asking verbally or through a letter, the staff would have an online tool to manage the process. By posting requests online, Wilkinson said there can be transparency as to what requests are being made by whom and how much they cost, as some requests can easily rack up to about $4,000 to fulfill, he said. During an update on projects and priorities, Acting RSF Association Manager Ivan Holler reported that staff is working on seven such requests from members. Once the member request form is prepared it will be brought back to the board for member input and board approval.





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‘The Business of Baseball’


he Bridges at RSF presented “The Business of Baseball,” a session with Bridges members and Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, Padres President and CEO Mike Dee and Padres alumni Mark Loretta, who all spoke about “the dynamics of the business of Major League Baseball.” (See story, page A1). For photos. online, visit www.rsfreview. com. MOST PHOTOS/JON CLARK Mark Tanguay, Gina Jordan, Art Gensler

Alan Cheatham, Scot Cheatham, Mark Loretta

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Karen and Craig Edwards

Steve Games Gina Jordan Ann Brizolis, Al Jordan

San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler

San Diego Padres CEO Mike Dee Photo/Herr Photography

Jim Glavin, Kaitlin Schroever

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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) names V.S. FOOTBALL Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D. as ‘2014 Scientist of the Year’ continued from page AA1

The 2014 ARCS Scientist of the Year is V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor of biology at the Salk Institute. He will be honored at the organization’s April 4 Scientist of the Year Dinner at which he will make a presentation. Ramachandran is best known for his experiments in behavioral neurology which have had a profound impact on the way that we think about the brain. He has been called “The Marco Polo of neuroscience� by Richard Dawkins and “The modern Paul Broca� by Eric Kandel. Ramachandran has published more than 180 papers in scientific journals. The mission of ARCS (Achievement Awards for College Scientists) is to advance science and technology in the U.S. by providing financial assistance to academically outstanding U.S. Citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. Since the San Diego chapter began in 1985, 1,080 Scholar Awards totaling $7,972,000 have been granted to graduate and under-

VOTER continued from page AA1 matically registered. The requirement to register to vote 60 days in advance of an election was established in the Association bylaws in 1980 to address problems with determining who was actually authorized to vote, especially in cases where the title is held by a corporation, trust, partnership or where multiple properties are owned by the same individual. Acting RSF Association Manager Ivan Holler said an entity such as a corporation, partnership or trust cannot be a member

WATER continued from page AA1 savings. “Metropolitan’s Board of Directors is considering using these unanticipated revenues from increased sales and savings from budgeted costs that were lower than expected to buffer reserves, pay down debt, and acquire more water to replenish our reservoirs. These actions will ensure lower rates for all Southern Californians in the future,� wrote Breaux. Hogan said if Santa

V.S. Ramachandran graduate students attending San Diego State University, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and University of San Diego.

For academic year 20132014, the San Diego Chapter awarded $405,000 to 57 ARCS Foundation Scholars. The San Diego Chapter has 153 members. The April 4 event will be held at Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego 92109; 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner and remarks by Ramachandran. http://www. e v e n t b r i t e . com/e/2014-arcs-scientistof-the-year-dinner-tickets10606882471?aff=eorg For more information, contact Barbara Bry, bbry@, 858-2489465.

of the Association, which means it does not have a vote. Once a member has registered to vote, their registration remains until they no longer own the required interest in the “building site,� per the bylaws. RSF resident Bill Strong said that when he served on the board it was even more complicated to register: there were five forms to fill out to register to vote. Strong said his board was able to whittle it down to one, “I encourage you to look at a more simplified, easy process,� Strong said, noting that there is still room for improvement. RSF Association Direc-

tor Ann Boon suggested the board look into a bylaw change to find a permanent remedy to make participation in governance easier for residents. The board agreed to direct the Association’s attorney, Alan Zuckerman, to come back with a recommendation regarding whether the Association’s current process is legal, whether voting registration can be made automatic and whether it can be changed to one vote per parcel. As more people have become aware about the need to register, the Association has seen a boost in registration over the last two weeks, with about 70 new voters. RSF Association

President Philip Wilkinson said their goal is to have 100 percent of the residents registered to vote. The last day to register to vote for the election of the new RSF Association board members is April 25. There are currently four candidates for two seats (alphabetical order): Dominick Addario, incumbent Ann Boon, Susan Callahan and Kim Eggleston. Ballots will be mailed on May 8 after the annual meeting and the election will close June 9.

Fe had revenue above its maximum reserve levels, it would use the money to keep rates down. This year, Santa Fe maintained the same rates as last year, avoiding a rate increase for the first time in more than a decade. In order to avoid an increase, the district took $1.7 million from a rate stabilization reserve fund. If Metropolitan raises its rates, Smerican said, “Everyone has to either raise their rates or eat the cost somehow.� Santa Fe has not yet set its rates for 2015.

Along with its rate increase, Metropolitan is also considering maintaining the current level of a property tax levy on Southern California residents. Hogan said the state Legislature intended for the levy to decrease over time and eventually go away as Metropolitan retired its debt. As with the rate increase, San Diego County water officials are asking why the property tax rate should be maintained at the current level in the face of Metropolitan’s excess reserves. “San Diego is the lone

voice in the wilderness that’s asking these tough questions,� said Hogan. “The silence in the board room with regard to directors’ response to this is surprising� Santa Fe customers in Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks Ranch can provide their opinions on the proposed rate increase and property tax level by emailing Metropolitan general manager Jeffrey Kightlinger at OfficeoftheGeneralManager2@

selected him. “It’s very important that the players understand the tradition,� he said. “It’s important that they understand when they put on the uniform that they represent every Torrey Pines player who went before them, and every Torrey Pines player who will come after them.� Gladnick experienced the Falcon football tradition first-hand as an assistant coach from 2009-2011. “I fell in love with the campus when I first walked onto it,� he said. But, to become a head coach, he first had to leave, going to Clairemont High School for the 2012-2013 seasons, where he led the Chieftains to their first playoff win in nearly a decade. When Torrey Pines Head Coach Scott Ashby announced his retirement in January, Gladnick applied. “I was up-front with Clairemont. I told them that Torrey Pines was my dream job, and if that position ever opened-up, I was applying.� Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, Gladnick played defensive end and tight end for Smithtown High School East. His senior year, the 6’ 3�, 245-lb. star believes he was “the biggest tailback in America.� Gladnick then headed west to Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he became a consensus First Team All-American, a Kodak All-American, Team Captain, Team MVP, and All-League Defensive MVP. Gladnick then went into sales and marketing for Proctor & Gamble (“I was a ‘Tide Guy’�), but found time to coach at Brecksville High School, in Brecksville, Ohio, where the team won a state championship. A 1990 convention brought him to sunny San Diego for four days during a dark Ohio winter. He promptly quit P &G and moved to San Diego without a job or prospects. With three other people, he ended up starting an aviation parts company that grew to more than 500 employees in seven facilities. He sold the company in stages from

2008-2011. The proceeds of the sale have allowed him “to do what I do now� — which is to devote fulltime attention to football. He is attacking his new job with a comprehensive business plan. “I’m meeting with the coaches of other sports on campus,� he says. “We need to recruit on our own campus first. There are five-seven boys in each grade who should be out here playing, but are not. We need to create a positive environment that makes lacrosse players want to play football as well.� He is also meeting oneon-one with each athlete on the football roster, and setting out some goals and expectations. He is doing all this while assembling his staff. “We have several coaches already on campus that will be returning,� he said, “and there will be five new faces on the staff.� “We have a very demanding schedule next year,� he notes. The school will play in Division I, but has three Open Division opponents on the horizon, along with a highly ranked team from Utah. “For us to win, we have to win every intangible in the game. We have to handle every blocking assignment, we have to work harder, we have to be in better condition. We are going to work on a lot of things above the shoulders. We are going to give the players a smaller universe of tasks to master, but we will expect them to do them to perfection. We have to be smarter and more disciplined than the other teams. Fortunately, with Torrey Pines athletes, we have a shot at being both.� Gladnick is also passionate about his community outreach program. “I will speak to any group, anytime, anywhere — consistent with the CIF rules.� Gladnick said believes that the football program needs to do a better job promoting and working with Pop Warner. “We need to do everything we can to support the program that provides our pipeline of players.�

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March 27, 2014

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San Diego Padres executives discuss ‘The Business of Baseball’ at Bridges event By Karen Billing In anticipation of the start of the new Major League Baseball season, The Bridges of Rancho Santa Fe held a special event March 18 on “The Business of Baseball.” Guests noshed on bacon cracker jacks, warm hot pretzels and mini hot dogs as they heard from baseball voices such as Mike Dee, CEO and president of the San Diego Padres, and Ron Fowler, the Padres’ executive chairman in an interactive forum. Former Padres player Mark Loretta was also in attendance. Fowler is the executive chairman of the San Diego Padres’ ownership group composed of the O’Malley and Seidler families that completed a $800 million purchase of the franchise in 2012. Fowler has always had a love for baseball and set his sights on playing professionally. His plans to play in college for the University of Minnesota were dashed when he tore his ACL. “For me to be engaged in baseball over 50 years later is really special,” said Fowler. He had always enjoyed the business of sports and thought it would be fun to be a part of a group like the O’Malley and Seidler families represent. “You need to become a part of the community and work with the community and listen to the community. I think that’s what we’re

Julian Shearer (in red) grapples with his opponent in the Big 8 wrestling championships. Courtesy photo

(L-R) San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and Mike Dee, CEO and president of the San Diego Padres. Left photo/Jon Clark; Right photo/Herr Photography

all about,” Fowler said, noting the organization’s commitment to philanthropy. “If we don’t engage the community, I don’t think we have the ability to accomplish all we want to accomplish,” Dee was with the Padres from 1995 to 2002, assisting in the financial planning and construction of Petco Park alongside Larry Lucchino. Both Lucchino and Dee left for the Boston Red Sox in 2002, where Dee was CEO. In 2009, he became CEO of the Miami Dolphins until 2013 before being wooed back to San Diego. Fowler said part of the reason they brought Dee back to San Diego was because of how he embraces all the elements of community which is good for business, not to mention his contagious energy. Dee said since he’s been gone, downtown San Diego has evolved into everything they dreamt up when Petco Park was first envisioned. “It’s an exciting city,” Dee said. Dee said there’s still a lot of potential both within the walls of Petco and with ownership and management to come together and build a team that will bring the community together as in 1998, the year of the team’s World Series run. Dee said he doesn’t view the Padres as a small-market team but believes they can compete as a mid-market team. “We’ve got to go out and take care of business,” Dee said. The Padres will get some national attention right off the bat as the Padres’ March 30 home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the Padres’ first nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball Game on ESPN that they’ve hosted since 2008. It will be a chance to showcase Petco, which Dee said has become nationally renowned since its opening in 2004. Even though Petco is only celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Dee said a four-to-five-year process to modernize the stadium has already been set into motion. They will start with a new sound system, new video board and a lot of technology that can be personally incorporated through fans’ handheld devices unlike any sports venue anywhere. See BASEBALL, page A27

R. Roger Rowe wrestler tops at Big 8 League wrestling championship By Karen Billing Julian Shearer, a 12-year-old seventh grade grappler at R. Roger Rowe School, placed first in the 90-pound weight class at the Big 8 League wrestling championships on Feb. 22. Julian was part of the most successful wrestling squad the school has ever had, with all seven teammates placing high in their individual weight classes. “Julian was and is an inspiration to his teammates, not just the kids younger than him but to the older kids on the team as well,” said Coach Ryan Bixler. “Julian has the heart of a champion.” Julian started wrestling two years ago, inspired by his older brother who wrestled. “It’s just a fun sport. It’s not a team sport, it’s all on you,” Julian said, noting that even though you compete on your own, you still experience the team aspect of training with teammates and cheering them on in meets. At first the sport was challenging for Julian as there were so many moves to learn. During his first two years he said he stuck to the same head and arm moves. “This is the first year I opened up and started learning new tricks, like the ‘shock’ and the ‘double leg’,” Julian said. He credits coach Bixler with not only making practices fun, but also helping the wrestlers expand their skills See WRESTLER, page A27



RSF Association President’s Corner: Update on Covenant issues BY PHILIP WILKINSON, RANCHO SANTA FE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT The main takeaways from the RSF Association’s Board of Directors meeting held on March 20 were: •Approximately 70 members registered to vote since the board’s voter registration initiative began three weeks ago. The board asked counsel to investigate the feasibility of making every Covenant member automatically registered to vote; a complex issue given roughly one third of the Covenant parcels are held in a trust or in a corporation and it is difficult to determine who’s the representative of that entity without that person coming forward and registering to vote. •The Garden Club purchase voter’s ballot and accompanying information letter was approved as were three election volunteers to assist the Election Inspector in the counting of the votes after 5 p.m. on May 5. •The Golf Club’s updated bylaws and plan of operation were approved subject to legal review. •Some members voiced concerns about the upcoming Farmers Market (approved March 3, 2014), and the board communicated it will be establishing an oversight committee to address these concerns. •The board reviewed its current projects and priorities, including the annual budget, member requests, establishing a permanent Compensation Committee, an extensive human resources policy review, launching a new web site, the Osuna Adobe renovation project, an intersection study, a pool and fitness center study, Golf Club Master Plan among other initiatives...suffice to say, your all-volunteer board is very busy.

Philip Wilkinson •TheCovenantofRSF. org web site was launched last week so add the site to your favorites and look for important news and information on your HOA. A special thanks to all those who played a role in the new Association web site launch, especially Director Craig McAllister, Vice President Rochelle Putnam, and Acting Manager Ivan Holler and Assistant planner Chris Livoni. •Lastly, the Covenant Design and Review Committee (CDRC), formerly

known as the Art Jury, has experienced a dramatic increase in building application submittals year to date, and Robert Green, building commissioner, estimates that based on the current run rate there will be over 550 applications (agenda items) this year; the most since 2007. Robert Green and Shannon Mountain do a terrific job handling the building application process, working with members and the CDRC to process these building applications. Since 2008 there have been over 2,100 building applications, and to Robert’s (and the CDRC’s) credit there have only been 30 mediations which have all been resolved with the homeowners. Thanks to the CRDC and Robert for managing the Covenant’s building permit review and maintaining the Covenant’s historic character.



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R. Roger Rowe School to hold International Festival March 28 Grab your passport and join the fun at the R. Roger Rowe School, which is hosting the first annual International Festival on Friday, March 28, from 1-4 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) and courtyard. Parents are welcome to join the fun at pick up from 2 p.m. Building on the fun, festivities, and popularity of the school’s previous Latin Festivals, the International Festival, sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation, is expanding to celebrate cultural diversity as an integral part of the school community. The host country is Brazil, which will present Soccer Fantasy and a Dancing Extravaganza in the PAC for all students. Brazilian restaurant “Sabor de Vida� will be offering food for sale for all hungry soc-

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By Joe Tash Daniel James Brown’s book about nine working-class boys from the Pacific Northwest who rowed their way into history by winning a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler began with a brief conversation in Brown’s own living room. Brown, a Seattle resident, had already written two successful non-fiction books and was looking for a new topic. He had hosted a community meeting in his home, and afterward he was approached by a neighbor who asked if he would come by to meet her elderly father. “This story literally walked into my living room one day after a homeowners association meeting,” said Brown, the featured speaker at the March meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society. The meeting was held at The Grand Del Mar Shortly after that initial conversation, Brown sat down with Joe Rantz, who had a compelling story to tell about perseverance, deprivation, love and trust, all against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the buildup to World War II. Rantz, who was in his 90s at the time, was dying of congenital heart failure and would be gone just a few months later. “By the end of that first conversation, I was completely mesmerized and ready to go,” said Brown in an interview before his talk. “The story got richer and richer the more I dug into it.” The end result of Brown’s digging and writing was “The Boys in the Boat,” which was published by Viking in June 2013. The paperback edition comes out this summer, and movie rights to the book were recently purchased by producer Harvey Weinstein. At one level, the book tells the tale of the varsity

Northern Trust Sr. Portfolio Manager Bill Chenoweth, Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Daniel James Brown, Literary Society President Candace Humber. Photo/McKenzie Images rowing team at the University of Washington, which won a national championship on the way to its Olympic destiny. But it’s also a story about the struggles of Rantz and his teammates to survive during brutal economic times, and of western democracy vs. facism. “This book comes down to a race between a bunch of American boys against German boys and Italian boys,” said Brown. “I wanted the reader to be aware of what was at stake symbolically in that race. It was a clash not just of boys in boats, but very different views of the world.”

Brown spent four years researching and writing the book, which reads like a novel as it chronicles the early adulthood of Rantz and his crew, but also cuts to dark scenes of Germany during the early 1930s, soon after Hitler’s rise to power. Along with countless interviews of family members of the rowing team,

Brown went on the water himself to get the feel of being an oarsman, learned to cut cedar shingles as Rantz did, and traveled to the lake near Berlin where the fateful 2,000-meter race took place nearly 80 years ago. He also pored through boxes of letters, diaries and other documents provided by the families, as well as reading newspaper articles from the ‘30s. One challenge in writing the book, said Brown, was that the events portrayed in the story had occurred more than seven decades earlier. In Seattle, particularly, people knew that the University of Washington crew had won gold at Berlin, and the boat they used, called a rowing shell, is still on display at the school. He counted on the peaks and valleys of the story to carry the reader’s interest. See OLYMPICS, page A23


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•Skylar is one the topranked boarder cross riders in the country for his age group. Earl Warren Middle School 7th grader Skylar Vincent will be representing Southern California in the USA Snowboarding Association Nationals this year at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Skylar earned a spot by being one the topranked boarder cross riders in the country for his age group. Skylar competes regularly at Big Bear and Snow Valley. Only the top 70 riders nationwide are invited to compete. The USA Snowboard Association is a nationally-run organization that fosters the growth of snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Many of the competitors progress from here into the X-

Tamerlane Asher of Rancho Santa Fe has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Lafayette College for outstanding academic achievement. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a scale of 4.0. Tamerlane is a graduate of Pomfret School. Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs, including engineering. With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation.

(Above and right) Skylar Vincent. Courtesy photos Games and ultimately the Olympics. Nationals are held this year from March 27 through April 8. Skylar not only competes in boarder cross, which is a downhill group race, but also is an excellent competitor in the Giant Slalom, Slope Style, Rail Jam, and Halfpipe. Skylar has been an accomplished athlete in Rancho Santa Fe for many years. He has been a successful part of Pop Warner Football, RC Silver Lacrosse, and RSF Little League. Skylar is the son of Jenifer Gould of Rancho Santa Fe and Skylar Vincent of Escondido.

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Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team 4278 – de.evolution – is headed to the world championship robotics tournament in St. Louis next month, after competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Super-Regional competition held in Sacramento March 20 to 22. De.evolution earned a spot at the world competition after winning the coveted Connect Award, which, according to organizers, “is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community.” The Super-Regional tournament brought together 72 teams from 13 western states. California sent 21 teams, seven from the San Diego area. The FIRST organization places as priorities other achievements besides winning the game on the field, by presenting six different awards: Inspire, Think, Connect, Innovate, Design and Motivate. The teams judges select for these awards are honored and qualify to advance to the next round. The world competition in St. Louis is the fourth level of advancement and the culmination of a season that began last fall. FIRST defines the winner of the Connect Award as “more than a sum of its parts and [one that] recognizes that its schools and communities play an essential part to their success. “The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FTC, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear Business or Strategic Plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.” Judges in Sacramento cited de.evolution’s outreach to the community, the positive influence the team has had on its own school and other local schools, its comprehensive strategy to expand understanding of FIRST, and the team’s efforts to highlight the benefits of robotics for students interested in science and technology. According to FIRST, the FTC games, different each year, use “a combination of motors, controllers, wireless communications, metal gears, and sensors, including infrared tracking (IR) and magnet seeking.” Students “program their robots to operate in both autonomous and driver-controlled modes on a specially designed field.” De-Evolution is a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, with eight members this year, and is CCA’s after-school FTC robotics team. FTC teams are limited to 10 students in grades 7-12. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international robotics competition founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. A non-profit organization, FIRST [] was created to inspire and motivate students to excel and pursue careers in engineering, science and technology.

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Accomplished Scripps cardiologist devoted to identifying heart-related problems before they become life threatening By Kathy Day From the moment you meet Dr. John Rogers, you are taken by his good heart. And it’s not just because he’s a cardiologist. Just look around his office at Scripps Green Hospital and you’ll see Santa’s toy bag by his chair and a Santa suit hanging on his door so he’s ready when called on to be the hospital’s resident Jolly Old Soul. Or take a gander at his collection of Bugs Bunny animation cells – medicinerelated, of course. Better yet, listen to the longtime local resident talk about his patients, his family and the foundation that offers free cardiac screening for teens and you want to stick around and hear more. The son of a police officer and a nurse who grew up in south Orange

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teens with the potentially life-threatening condition. They get the word out through schools, with some coaches making the test mandatory and some teachers offering extra credit to students who complete it. They also partnered with KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report and encourage people to tell others. “If 10 friends tell 10 friends, we can spread the word more easily,” Rogers said. “The foundation has been a calling for me. It is a lot of work and a lot of fun. While it is unfortunate that we have to tell parents their children may have a problem, it is rewarding because we can also tell them this can be fixed.” While his work might seem to get in the way of his ability to find personal time, Rogers puts his priorities in this order: family, God and country. His wife, Susan DeCristofaro Rogers, is department chair, associate professor and academic director of the Point Loma Nazarene University Early Childhood Learning Center. They have been married for 31 years and have a son and daughter, both college graduates. Rogers smiled, adding they also have a 14-year-old pug and three cats – well, almost three. The newest family member, an Abyssinian kitten, has yet to move in. A longtime Scout leader, he said one of his favorite things is teaching children’s baptism classes with Susan at their church. He also gets a kick out of reading comic books – the Hulk is his favorite, which one might figure out from the fact that he has a life-size caricature of the superhero standing in the corner of his office. “I didn’t like to read when I was younger,” he said. In an effort to get him to read the Classics, his father bought him a set of the Classics Illustrated in comic book form and he was hooked. “I still read comics to unwind.” He also enjoys scuba diving in La Jolla Cove, Coronado, Maui and Belize, or hiking in the rainforests of Belize and in Yosemite. “I wake up excited every day,” Rogers said. “I get to do surgery, see patients in my office and develop long-term relationships with them. I also get to run downstairs and help save lives. It’s the best of all worlds.” “Save Your Teen in 2014” upcoming screenings: •April 27 – Scripps Ranch High School; •June 1 – Granite Hills High School; •July 26 – The Rock Academy/Church, Point Loma; •Sept. 28 – La Jolla; •Nov. 2 – Spring Valley. Registration required at


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Rancho Santa Fe Community Center introduces fine art class for adults The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering a series of oil painting classes for adults taught by local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, Kim Doherty. Doherty will teach the basics of landscape and still life painting. The “Beginning to Intermediate Oil Painting� class will cover principles of composition and design, drawing, color mixing use of different brush strokes and the steps to take for a successful painting. Classes will be creative and fun and for those who want to enjoy the art of painting. Students will be provided with all materials for creating their paintings. Space is limited to eight students and Community Center membership is required. To register for the classes please call the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion

One homeowner’s perspective on the proposed Garden Club building sale Once again we are being asked to vote on the sale of the RSF Garden Club building to the RSF Association. Like many others I’ve talked to in the community, I didn’t fully understand the nuances of the deal when I last voted but I trusted our Rancho Santa Fe leadership enough to support it. Now that this transaction has become as controversial as it has, I decided to try to understand it better before I vote again. This is what I have learned: 1. As an important, strategically located, community asset, the building (and its parking lot) would be more appropriately managed by the Association than Garden Club volunteers. Most understand that. The question is how to make it happen. 2. As a non-profit charitable organization the Garden Club can only transfer the property to the Association at fair market value, and two independent valuations have pegged that at about $2.4 million. 3. Under the negotiated deal, the proceeds of the sale will go into a separate community enhancement fund, administered by a five-member committee of Garden Club, Association, and Foundation board members. This fund will be for the express purpose of beautification and conservation of our community and its assets. (Like developing our own water sources, as an example, which I consider quite impor-

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RSF Garden Club sale/purchase a win-win for all We have lived in the Ranch for 43 years and have never experienced such a winwin situation such as the proposed sale of the Garden Club to the RSF Association. We find it difficult to understand how anyone could be opposed to a sale in which you retain the property as well as the money you are paying for it. What could be a better deal. We strongly support a “Yes” vote on the sale. Dick and Judy Arendsee Rancho Santa Fe

Do we need angels? We are fortunate to live in this beautiful place with good friends. We enjoy this land, location, community, and the Protective Covenant. Plus, there are “angels” that will rescue us when they decide an elected board member exercised too much fiduciary responsibility. These self-appointed angels claim to have greater knowledge. They claim their enemies have an “agenda,” while they are completely pure. No charge for angel services, but is there a cost? Claiming a board director or president can “hijack” the board with a personal agenda is absurd. Seven RSF Association directors have fiduciary responsibility and the right to all RSF Association information. If any director is not being lawful, civil, and professional, the six other directors must immediately say so. However, honesty is never determined by a majority vote. If a director attempts to pass something negative or without merit, what is the harm of board discussion, member input, and a vote? Removal of anyone elected who cares enough to serve is never justifiable. Not in 2014 or 2003. Angels believe their intentions are correct. Many think their tactics are sometimes ugly, harmful, anti-democratic, and damaging. What is more dysfunctional: Voting down a bad proposal 1 to 6, or removing a person from office? The cost of an ugly removal always exceeds the harm of the “lynch-able” offense claimed by the angels. When the other side says: “It is not about the money,” one knows it is about the money. In our beloved Covenant, when self-appointed angels say it is about “disrespecting staff,” that usually means a director has asked for information the angels want to hide from us owners. The cost to us? 1) Divisiveness between neighbors (sad because both love this special place). 2) Short-term squabbles instead of working on long-term goals. 3) Discourages honest, well-intended participation, and leaves bloodsport to the pros. Is it reasonable only angels and the angel-approveds can serve? Many angels have served multiple terms on the RSF Association board, plus school, design, public boards, and committees. Their desire to serve is commendable, without conveying omnipotence. Members smart enough to live here are not so stupid as to need angel oversight. It is said one deserves the government they elect. Let’s elect independent RSF Association directors who will represent our long-term interests. Self-appointed angels with presumed superior knowledge can fly back to their cloud. Bill Strong Rancho Santa Fe Bill Strong, a member since 1985, served on the RSF Association board from 2001-04 (two years as vice president). He says he “tried to increase openness, promote friendly participation, and protect our rural character with size standards.”

Purchase of RSF Garden Club property should be approved For the past two years, the boards of the RSF Association and the RSF Garden Club have worked cooperatively to structure a transaction under which the Garden Club property would become a Rancho Santa Fe Association asset, preserving it for the benefit of the entire community. Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to work this out. In an earlier advisory vote, this transaction was approved – at least in principle – by an overwhelming majority of the community and Garden Club members. In my opinion, recent debate regarding the advisability of going forward with the transaction is not surprising, given the diversity of interests in this community. However, I believe that the merits far outweigh any potential down side. The transaction is a benefit to the entire community: it preserves a valuable community asset, it allows the Garden Club to continue its activities, and it establishes a fund that will benefit our community for years to come. And, it will not preclude future community projects such as a pool, fitness center, or reclaimed water project. It’s time to approve it and move on. Bill Weber, Rancho Santa Fe

There is treasure among us If the value of a property is judged by the amount of people interested in it, we could be sitting on a true treasure at the corner of La Granada and Avenida de Acacias. Everybody seems to have an opinion. Real estate agents have their ideas about what to do with it. People interested in our parking spaces have proposals. Others just want to open it for weddings or parties, on a contractual basis. More to the point, everybody also has an opinion about what the property is worth. To some the appraised value is too high…Or too low. The Garden Club is getting a deal… Or it isn’t. But, throughout all the hubbub, thankfully the Garden Club board has remained steadfast in their desire to save the building for Rancho Santa Fe use. The real issue is not the value of the property but its value to Rancho Santa Fe homeowners. The issue is not how much money moves from one pocket to the other but how do we maximize the community value of this very special, strategically located, asset Imagine if this corner of our village was just turned over to the highest bidder. Yes, the Garden Club would then have much more money to invest in charities, inside or outside Rancho Santa Fe. But, is that really what we, as homeowners, want? Are we willing to just give up our use of this building? Move out concerts, lectures, parties, weddings, graduations, cotillions, community meetings, and the like, elsewhere? And, of course, those events represent only how we use the building today. How about tomorrow’s events, as we work toward a more involved and active place for young families to live? Many of you voted last April to keep this building as part of the heritage of our village. Many of you believed at the time that this is the type of Rancho Santa Fe historical building the Community Enhancement Fund was created to save. You believed that our community needs this kind of venue, not only for events we have been holding in the past but for events we might envision in the future. Now it’s time to vote again. Let’s protect the past but, most importantly, let’s dream big for the future. Don’t let this treasure get away. Peggy Brooks Karen and Dan Henderson Carol Coburn Gail Kendall Tim and Sharon Considine Midgie Vandenberg Patty Queen Mary Ann and Vearl Smith

Author event changed to March 30 Hosted by Adventures by the Book, author Jennifer Coburn will discuss her memoir “We’ll Always Have Paris” (see story at or in March 20 RSF Review) on Sunday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at St. Tropez French Bistro and Wine Bar. Address: 8935 Towne Center Drive, #110, San Diego 92122. Event cost: $35 per person (optional: add $16 for signed book). No preregistration necessary. “We’ll Always Have Paris” will be available online at and BarnesandNoble. com. Visit

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Patriot Profile: ‘We put so much trust in one person’ This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes. By Jeanne McKinney Leading up to Sept. 11, 2001, Curney Russell, a teenager growing up in Manchester, N.H., had never heard of the terms “mujahideen,” “insurgents” or “Taliban.” “I didn’t think so many people out there hated us,” he said. “I was young and not fully aware of what was going on in the world. “I wanted Infantry; there was no talking me out of it,” Sergeant Russell remembers telling a Marine Corps recruiter a year after 911. He relays, “I wasn’t ready for college coming out of high school, but knew I was ready to do something bigger than myself.” ‘Bigger’ meant not only coming to know mujahideen, insurgents, and Taliban on foreign battlegrounds, but, at 19 years old, becoming a key page turner in the Iraq War. Sent to Boot Camp on Paris Island in 2002, Russell recalls, “I grew up playing sports, but it seemed like Boot Camp was the eye-opener — it was the unknown.” While learning what Marines do in the field at the School of Infantry (SOI) East in Camp Lejeune, N.C., second thoughts crept in, “What am I doing out here sleeping in the dirt?” From SOI East he went to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) in Twentynine Palms. “There are about 10 of us checking in and he [acting 1st Sgt. Gunny Peterson] said to us, ‘You guys better learn your jobs real quickly because we’re going to war.’” A few weeks after checking in on Jan. 5, 2003, “We were getting on ships to deploy to the Middle East. We offloaded in Kuwait.” Russell’s platoon was sent to screen the Iraq/Kuwait border. Safwan Hill was a main breeching point from Kuwait into Iraq and was softened up by artillery so troops could go through. “We were looking for uniform fighters — Suddam Hussein’s army. They [command leaders] said, ‘These guys are stripping their uniforms.’” His platoon was engaged in firefights where they “saw uniforms on the side of the road.” “We wanted to get north of Baghdad to show a force up there,” adds Russell. “Baghdad Bob, the propaganda guy for the Iraqi army, said, ‘They’re never going to make it here.’” Russell’s platoon was formed into Task Force Tripoli and quickly pushed through Baghdad to Tikrit, Suddam’s hometown. “My company was tasked with going forward and taking a bridge for follow-on forces to come through.” It was then when rumors started, “We’re going

Camp Pendleton, Calif. Sergeant Curney Russell. Photo by Jeanne McKinney home. The Army’s coming to take over for us. We did our job. We got all the way up here.” But the rumors didn’t pan out. Russell’s battalion commander announced, “There are seven Americans somewhere in this town [Samara]. We’ve got human Intel on it…Third Platoon is going to be the main element on this to go in and get these guys out of here safe.” March 23, 2014, marks 11 years since the Army’s 507th Maintenance Battalion, carrying Private First Class Jessica Lynch, was attacked in “Ambush Alley,” Nasiriyah, Iraq. Russell explains that in addition to Lynch and another soldier taken, there were five from the 507th that were taken as POWs to a different location. “The five became seven when two Apache Longbow helicopter pilots were shot down.” “All we had was a little strip map that was drawn out by an Iraqi with the number ‘13’ written in Arabic,” said Russell as if it happened yesterday. They [Iraqis] said, “They’re in this house. This is how you get here.” They loaded up and were briefed by his platoon commander. “You guys are weapons tight, because there’s seven Americans behind one of these walls that one of your rounds could possibly hit.” “We were on foot moving through the city of Samara, trying to find where this house is. Meanwhile, this is the first time American forces have been this far north, so everyone has an interest in what we’re doing. Crowds are starting to gather, people are starting to gather on rooftops,” recounts Russell. “I was thinking — is this a set up?”

They paused to reorganize and Russell’s buddy pointed to a guy peeking through a fence. “It was one of the Apache Longbow pilots. He yelled, ‘Hey, we’re Americans.’ The house found us.” They moved in, kicked the door down and started clearing the apartment, meeting no resistance from Iraqi handlers, who’d moved their families out. Senses were heightened as Russell approached the first door on the right, finding the POWS, “They were all curled up in balls on the floor…The look of fear on their face [changed] to the excitement of ‘we’re going home’ — ‘we’re safe.’” Specialist Shoshana Johnson had wounds to each one of her ankles and needed medical attention. Russell was put in strict charge of escorting Johnson and the rest of the Army POWs to Kuwait. Russell went to Iraq again during Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF) II, 2004-2005. “It was a big push for this new word…we were calling it ‘SASO’, which stands for support and stability operations. Our training leading up to that was, ‘We’re not there to beat our chest at anyone. We’re there to support them so one day they can sustain on their own. We want to make friends.’” “I remember telling the guys that weren’t there on the first deployment how crazy it was to go from being ‘loved’ so much everywhere we went…we were freeing them [Iraqi people] from being oppressed,” says Russell. “But now, it’s some of them flipping us off.” Regarding opponents, Russell explains, “In Iraq, during the second deployment, we weren’t calling them insurgents then — we were calling them mujahideen — they’re holy fighters.” Deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 added “Taliban” to his vocabulary, a word many Marines have taken to hospitals and the grave. Russell claims, “You appreciate life more once you’ve seen things or engaged with the enemy.” What stands out in the Marine Corps for Russell? “We put so much trust in one person. This Marine can be 19 years old and leading a squad against a squad of Taliban.” Russell has seen training evolve from the beginning of his career where maybe one guy in his platoon had seen combat 10 years previous. “Now, if you say ‘Raise your hand if you’ve been to Afghanistan’ — you’ll have half the company throw their hands in the air. That’s new leadership.” “Goodbye” is a familiar term for a Marine. “It will never get easy having to leave my family here.” For Sgt. Curney Russell, family is his wife and daughter. Having to go to Iraq or Afghanistan, “There’s no guarantee you’re going to come back.” Yet Russell believes the words, “Yes, I’ll serve” and “Keep this country the way it is.”

Food writer/chef David Tanis to appear at March 30 Good Earth/Great Chefs series at The Chino Farm The Good Earth/Great Chefs series will feature David Tanis, food writer and former Chez Panisse chef, as it kicks off its fourth year of “plein air” book signings at The Chino Farm on Sunday, March 30. Tanis will sign copies of his book “One Good Dish: The Pleasures of A Simple Meal” — to be on sale — and food and drink samples inspired by his cooking will be served during the event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. Six months a year, Tanis held the prestigious post of head chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where he worked

for 25 years since the 1980s. During that collaboration with Alice Waters, he regularly developed menus around weekly shipments of Chino Farm vegetables. He spent the other half of the year in Paris, where he hosted a private dining club, preparing meals in a 6-by-10-foot galley kitchen in his 17th-century apartment, with a less-thanadequate stove, a small sink, little counter space and a half-dozen well-used pots and pans. His writing now is meant to encourage people to cook at home. Readers have come to love Tanis’ calm and reassuring voice in his weekly New York Times column “City Kitch-

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Local resident to accompany friend on trip to mark 70th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu By Kristina Houck The United States Marines, including Pfc. Robert Noel Marsden, landed on the island of Peleliu during World War II almost seven decades ago. Sept. 15, 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu. Marsdenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, John Marsden of Rancho Penasquitos, along with his friend, local resident Jonathan Rudin, will travel to the island in September to commemorate the battle, which had among the highest casualty rates in the Pacific war. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would love to have just an hour to talk to him about it and ask questions, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m never going to be able to do that,â&#x20AC;? said Marsden, whose father died at the age of 69 in 1991. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be there 70 years after the battle. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a cathartic experience for me.â&#x20AC;? Codenamed Operation Stalemate II, the Battle of Peleliu was fought between the U.S. and Japan from Sept. 15 to Nov. 27, 1944 on the island of Peleliu in present day Palau. Although it is considered an American victory, military records indicate that 1,252 Marines were killed and 5,274 wounded, and that 542 Army soldiers were killed and 2,736 wounded. Japanese deaths totaled more than 10,600.

So they could learn more about his service, Marsdenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older brother requested their fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military records after their father died. Using the records, Marsden began to learn more about the Battle of Peleliu and trace his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad never talked about the war,â&#x20AC;? said Marsden, whose father served in K Company of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew he was in the war, but that was about all I knew. I only knew bits and pieces.â&#x20AC;? As his research unveiled a part of his father he never knew, Marsden said he has grown closer to his dad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a real close relationship with my father. He was older when he had me and he already had four kids before me,â&#x20AC;? said Marsden, the fifth of six children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend a lot of time with him, so I spent a lot of time with my mother. She defined who he was. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a redefinition of who he is. In that, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to redefine who I am.â&#x20AC;? Marsden has considered visiting Peleliu for the past two years. After sharing his idea at a local ManKind Project support group, Rudin volunteered to join him on his journey.

(L-R) John Marsden holding a photo of his father Pfc. Robert Noel Marsden; Jonathan Rudin and John Marsden will travel to the island of Peleliu in September to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu. Photos/Kristina Houck â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not too impulsive, but I just said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Rudin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to accompany John and be supportive of his process.â&#x20AC;? Marsden and Rudin will leave for their 16-day trip on Sept. 22. They plan to camp on the beach for a couple of days, and go kayaking and scuba diving. Other than that, they are not drawing up an itinerary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on doing is not putting too much expectation into it,â&#x20AC;? said Marsden, who noted he plans to do something special to honor his father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about the experience. What happens will happen.â&#x20AC;? The two have known each other for almost three years. While preparing for the trip, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned they have a lot in common. Both are currently health and safety instructors who have served in the military. Born in Michigan, Marsden, 48, spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear mechanic on submarines. A Virginia native, Rudin served in the Israeli Army for a year and a half. He will celebrate his 60th birthday during the trip to Peleliu. Having both served in the military, the pair looks forward to paying their respects to those who served in WWII. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here are people, before their brains are fully developed, who rose up to the call of duty,â&#x20AC;? said Rudin as he gestured toward a framed photo of K Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They went and they served their country under horrific circumstances for reasons that defy logic, because this was not a real strategic goal. It was more of an ego-driven goal to take this island.â&#x20AC;? The Battle of Peleliu was a controversial battle because of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questionable strategic value and the high casualty rate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This battle was as fierce as Iwo Jima, but nearly never talked about,â&#x20AC;? Marsden added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right after they invaded, [Gen. Douglas] MacArthur invaded the Philippines,





so MacArthur took all the headlines.â&#x20AC;? Eight Marines received the Medal of Honor for their service during the Battle of Peleliu â&#x20AC;&#x201D; five were decorated posthumously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;War is hell. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s connected with real people,â&#x20AC;? Rudin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here, 70 years after that happened, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still healing. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still processing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long time, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still unfinished chapters and ramifications to this day.â&#x20AC;? Marsden recently discovered that his grandfather, who died before he was born, served in World War I. After he returns from his trip to Peleliu, he plans to research his grandfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What happened in those trenches in France that affected my dad, and what happened on this island that affected me?â&#x20AC;? Marsden asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That war didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end in 1945. That war still goes on today. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fought in the battles of kids and grandkids and greatgrandkids. These battles never end.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe the shooting ends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;? Rudin added. â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the healing keeps going on forever,â&#x20AC;? said Marsden, who wears his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military tags around his neck.

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RSF Community Center to present ‘Moroccan Fantasy’ Gala on May 17

The historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is revitalizing a long-standing tradition—croquet on the property’s main lawn. This summer, local residents and hotel guests can pick up a mallet and clack some wooden balls through wickets — all while wearing their traditional croquet whites and enjoy a refreshing seasonal cocktail of choice. There’s no better place to play — the main lawn of the Inn was refurbished during The Inn’s 12 million dollar renovation which was completed in July 2013, taking out the bumps and divots, and offering a smooth, clean surface perfect for croquet play. “For those that visited the Village of Rancho Santa Fe in the 1950s, they will remember driving past the historic Inn and seeing guests play croquet on the main lawn. We want to bring back the innocent fun of the era, and reintroduce a sport that anyone—from couples to friends to three family generations—can play together,” said Gordon MacMitchell, general manager of The Inn. Professional player and local favorite John Delille, will be leading croquet play with instruction and guidance, which will be California Golf Croquet. The scheduled dates are July 10, 24 and Aug. 7, 21, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, and light appetizers and specialty drinks will be served. Delille will also be on hand to instruct lead games and help fine-tune player’s skills. “Croquet is a sport that anyone—as long as they can swing a mallet—can play. This is what makes it fun. One does not need athletic ability—only strategic thinking—in order to do well in play. Croquet is more like chess than anything else,” says Delille. “I look forward to being a part of a long standing history of croquet on the Inn’s magnificent lawn.” The Inn is looking forward to inviting players of all ages to come and join in the fun. For updated croquet information, please visit For additional information and reservations, please contact The Inn at 1-800-8434661; or visit

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will present its “Moroccan Fantasy: a Night at the Oasis” gala on Saturday, May 17, at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. with tantalizing entertainment, a cocktail reception and silent-auction bidding. A decadent threecourse dinner, live auction and captivating entertainment will follow, along with an after party in the Hookah Lounge. This year’s gala committee plans to enchant guests by transforming the Community Center into an exotic oasis. Tickets are $250 per person and tables seat 10. Established in 1972, the Community Center began as an after-school facil-

ity and has grown to include a variety of activities that connect neighbors, families, schools and businesses through a creative assortment of classes, programs and events. For gala sponsorship and ticket information, call 858-756-2461 or visit All proceeds will benefit the RSF Community Center, a non-profit 501(C )(3) organization.











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The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation “is proud to support” the Annual Science Discovery Day at the R. Roger Rowe School on Friday, April 4. This is a unique day of science that covers many areas of science, from anatomy and physics to robotics and genomics. Workshops will include Ms. Frizzle’s Bee Olympics, Awesome Aerodynamics, Can U ID It?, and Gel Electrophoresis with Innocence Project. The goal is to expose students to the many aspects of science and allow them to discover their own passion. Some additional highlights of this year’s program will include: •2nd Graders: “Birds, Birds, Birds” - Led by a volunteer from the Audubon Society, students will learn all about birds and their features, focusing on owls. They will then explore regurgitated owl pellets to discover all the amazing things owls eat. •4th Graders: “3D 4U” — Students will explore the ins and outs of 3D printers with the guidance of experts from the field of this innovative technology. •6th Graders: “Sound Wave Sound Off” — Students will learn all about sound waves and will work in small groups to build a speaker to broadcast sound from an am/fm radio. Students get to experience science through interesting presentations and exciting hands-on experiences re-

lated to real world science, generously funded by the RSF Education Foundation. In each grade, the students will break into groups and attend several amazing science-related workshops throughout the day. Volunteer opportunities are available. Community friends interested in volunteering may contact the Science Discovery Day Chairs: Lisa Russeth, & Alex Coe: alexcoe2008@

Join RSF Toastmasters April 1 for organization’s 5th anniversary celebration Join RSF Toastmasters from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, as Toastmasters celebrates its five-year anniversary in Rancho Santa Fe! April Fool’s Day gives Toastmasters license to “roast” its founders. Come enjoy a beverage and a light bite as Toastmasters celebrates its success. You’ll want to join the group after you see how much fun everyone has! RSF Toastmasters meets each Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the RSF Community Center. Toastmasters’ unique program for developing leadership and communication skills in a positive, supportive atmosphere helps you find your voice while telling your story with confidence. You will experience leadership development with many opportunities for professional and personal growth. Toastmasters also offers a wealth of resources on public speaking, listening skills, and effective communication. Constructive feedback from other learners in the group helps you organize your thoughts for more succinct, meaningful presentations. All Toastmaster meetings begin promptly and end on time. For more information about the RSF TM Club, email Richard Scott, VP, membership director, at RScottRealtor@; or Don Clark, VP advertising and public relations, at Propertymover@gmail. com or Treasurer Roz Odmark at

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The regular meeting of the San Dieguito Planning Group scheduled for April 3 at 7 p.m. will take place at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station (meeting room), 16936 El Fuego, Rancho Santa Fe (El Fuego intersects Linea del Cielo at the west end of the village). Agenda and minutes can be found at

Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals car show to be held at Del Mar Fairgrounds April 4-6 The Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, April 4-6, with a full weekend of California coastline hot roddin’! This beautiful setting will include a giant show and feature over 2,500 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks on display and the crowning of the Goodguys 2014 Street Rod D’Elegance Award. For more information, contact


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ecording artist Jessica Sanchez, one of the final two contestants of the 11th season of “American Idol,” performed the national anthem at the third annual fundraiser to benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation on March 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. The 18-year-old songstress, who was born and raised in Chula Vista and whose father is a U.S. Navy veteran and serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve, rose to glory by belting out soaring ballets by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston as the American Idol runner-up in 2011. She is currently a recording artist with 19 recordings and released her debut album “Me, You and the Music” in 2013. This year’s SEAL-NSW Family Foundation fundraiser kicked off with a Scramble Golf Tournament followed by evening festivities, including a cocktail reception, live and super silent auctions, dinner and entertainment, and a spectacular speakers lineup, including Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, Jr., a Navy SEAL and former deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command; and Michael Thornton, retired Navy SEAL and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sponsored by TaylorMade, American Airlines, Bumble Bee Tuna, Wells Fargo Bank, The Pangaea Group of Morgan Stanley” and others, the event thanks Navy SEALs and their families for their military service, and honors fallen heroes. Event co-chairs were Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes. For more information, visit For photos online, visit MOST PHOTOS/JON CLARK

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Cub Scout Pack 766 says thanks to RSF! Thank you, Rancho Santa Fe! Cub Scout Pack 766 appreciates your purchase of popcorn and your donations. Because of you we were able to fill 72 stockings for the children of our troops at MCAS Miramar as part of Project Holiday Stockings.

RSF Garden Club 4th Annual Tag Sale is April 12 Back by popular community demand, the RSF Garden Club will be holding the 4th Annual Tag Sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The charge for participation is: Garden Club members $30, non-Garden Club participants $50. Table rental is $10. Space is limited so please contact Maria Murphy as soon as possible at 858-832-1209 or This year lunch will not be served, however, coffee, bottled water and cookies will be offered for sale. The Shoppe at the Garden Club will be open and also the Rancho Santa Fe Library Book Cellar will be holding a Half Off Sale so please support these events and bargain hunt to your heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s content!


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Diegueño Country School Earth Fair Exhibition


oes the Earth wobble? What is a solar eclipse? Why are the oceans salty? On March 21, students at Diegueño Country School attempted to demystify many of the mysteries of our planet through its Earth Fair Exhibition. Students presented their findings for these timeless questions through research, scientific experimentation, and easy-to-understand models. Classrooms were transformed into interactive learning centers based on the following themes: All About Air, Plant Power, Earth In Space, Rocks & Fossils, Wild Weather, Oceans Alive, and Amazing Animals. Projects were showcased in rooms that resembled an underground cave, the ocean floor, a wooded forest, and a classroom orbiting in space. In addition to informative student projects, the fair also hosted California’s largest Earth Globe, a 20-foot weather balloon, a hurricane simulator, a fun fossil hunt, demonstrations by the Mad Science Company, and exotic animals from the Emerald Rainforest. The school is currently enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year. Private tours are available by appointment; please call Sushma Patel at 858-756-0184.

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More than $900,000 raised for Jewish Family Service at Heart & Soul Gala


ewish Family Service of San Diego welcomed more than 600 guests March 9 to its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. This year’s theme, Believe in Love, celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of the 2014 Mitzvah Award Honorees Carol and Rick Kornfeld (Jewish BIGPals, A Mentor, A Role Model, and A Friend) and Karen Foster Silberman (Project SARAH, Stop Abusive Relationships At Home). The event also included a special tribute to remember Alice Cohn (Hand Up Youth Food Pantry, No One Should Go Hungry). The Heart & Soul Gala is a major fundraiser for Jewish Family Service, which provides vital social services for more than 35,000 members of the community annually. The evening raised more than $900,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service’s work to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors. The 2014 Heart & Soul Gala was cochaired by April Fink and Mathew Fink, Karin and Tony Toranto, and Jennifer Kagnoff, with Auction Chair Heather Keith. The event featured an acoustic performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Matisyahu. For more information, visit www.jfssd. org

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“Julian is walking, talking, proof that through hard work and sacrifice all things are possible and that right there is motivation and inspiration not only for the youth of the world but also us adults as well,” Bixler said. In the season’s final Big 8 tournament, Julian was a number one seed and he said he breezed through his first match. Moving on he had to face the division’s second seed for the championship. “It was a tough match but I pulled it together right at the end,” Julian said. Julian was behind for the first two periods and in the last 30 seconds pulled a head and arm move that earned him two points and won the match. Julian’s mom, Samantha, said she was initially nervous about her son

competing in wrestling. “The first couple of matches were very hard to watch because I was afraid he would get hurt, but then I realized it’s a pretty safe sport,” Samantha said. “And it gets very exciting, it’s very intense because it’s just the two of them out there.” Being out on the mat on his own has helped Julian in a couple of ways. He said he’s grown more confident and the sport has also helped him focus. “When I get out there, I just think about wrestling, nothing else comes into my mind,” Julian said. In addition to wrestling, Julian is also a skateboarder. He competes in the San Diego Skateboard League and that season begins next week.

Foul Pole Suite. The Rail is Petco Park’s version of the Green Monster seats at Fenway Park, with an elevated bar rail on the patio deck of the Hall of Fame Bar and Grill, with in-seat service. The Foul Pole Suite along the third base line is a 12-person, semi-private suite with corner access seats on the Rail. Dee said the Padres will fit businesses of all shapes and sizes and at different price points. Gordon Cooke, who spent the last nine years as director of sales and marketing for The Bridges, is now the senior director of Padres Premium Plus. Padres Premium Plus is a new venture to engage local businesses and provide the most elite guest experience in the sports and entertainment industry, including unique seating, five-star

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into the festival of freedom. To make a reservation, visit www. or call Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe at 858.756.7571 Dr. Bob and Mao Shillman helped make Passover Seder 2014 possible.


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Bob Baker Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram among winners of 2014 Five Star Dealer Awards recently announced the winners of the 2014 Five Star Dealer Awards. The awards are given annually to dealerships who are recognized by customers with five-star ratings on’s Ratings and Reviews pages. Bob Baker Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram was a back-to-back winner, winning in 2013 and 2014., the “premier destination for car shopping,” recently announced the winners of the 2014 Five Star Dealer Award. A total of 259 franchise dealerships won this year’s award, which is given annually to dealerships who have earned a five-star rating on’s Dealer Ratings and Review page. “The Five Star Dealer Award is truly special because the judges are the people that matter the most: everyday car shoppers,” says President Seth Berkowitz. “And with almost 18,000 new car franchises across the country, these 259 winners essentially represent the top one percent of all dealerships. This is an extraordinary honor that recognizes the dealers that deliver the finest customer service day in and day out.” The 2014 Five Star Dealer Award winners are located in 51 U.S. metropolitan markets. The New York market is home to the most award winners (32 dealerships), followed by Chicago with 28 winners and

Los Angeles with 25 winners. Car shoppers can find the Five Star Dealer Award winners in their area at To be eligible for the award, a dealership must be an Promise Partnersm dealer and must have earned an average customer review rating that rounds up to five stars on — with a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years — as of December 31, 2013. Late last year,’s Dealer Ratings and Reviews page was named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites — and the only automotive site listed in the top ten. takes ongoing action to ensure that its reviews are genuine. Last summer, filed and settled an injunction against an online firm that unsuccessfully tried to post fake reviews to the site. This year there are 259 winners from 51 metropolitan markets in 29 states (to put into context, there are almost 18,000 franchise dealerships nationwide). Congratulations to all of these distinguished award winners! More details are in the release below. The full list of winners can be found at

RSF Republican Women to hold luncheon featuring gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly Please join the RSF Republican Women in welcoming California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly to the community for a luncheon April 14 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Donnelly was a small business owner with 20 years of experience in manufacturing before seeking elective office. A Republican from San Bernardino County, he was elected to the California Legislature in 2010 to represent the 33rd Assembly District. This event, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., will provide the opportunity to learn more about Donnelly, his record and the direction he would like to take the state. Admission is $50 per person in advance or $55 at the door. To RSVP, contact or (858) 756-1906. Make checks payable to RSF Republican Women and send to P.O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. All are welcome.

RSF Democratic Club to host California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic club announced recently it will host Gavin Newsom, California’s 49th Lieutenant Governor, on Thursday April 3 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club for a 6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m .presentation followed by a question and answer session. Newsom started more than a dozen businesses prior to entering politics as appointee to San Francisco’s Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996. He was subsequently elected to the city’s Board of Supervisors where he served until he was elected San Francisco Mayor in 2003. In 2010 he was elected Lieutenant Governor. This November Newsom faces challenger Ron Nehring, Former San Diego County and California Republican Party chairman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. To attend, please RSVP prior to the meeting at www.rsfdem. org. Members: $15; guests: $25. Annual dues: $50. Credit cards accepted online. Credit cards and checks payable to NC Unity accepted at the door. Questions: 858-759-2620.

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Exploring the link between obesity and cancer By Scott M. Lippman More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, which comes with a long and heavy list of associated health risks, among them: coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes — and cancer. An ever-growing number of studies show that packing on excess pounds increases the risk for cancer, most notably colon, pancreas, kidney, thyroid, breast, endometrial (uterine), esophageal and gallbladder. The numbers are alarming and likely to worsen. In 2007, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimated that 34,000 new cases of cancer in men (4 percent of the annual total) were due to obesity. For women, it was 50,500 news cases or 7 percent of the total. If obesity trends continue, the NCI projects roughly 500,000 additional cases of obesity-caused cancer by 2030. Cancer is already the nation’s second most common cause of death after heart disease, killing more than 585,000 Americans each year. A bulging obesity rate gives it a better shot at becoming the number one killer. It’s difficult to say how exactly obesity fits into the cancer-causing equation. It’s a complex disease. Each cancer patient is different, with his or her own unique biology and environmental exposures. Nonetheless, several biological mechanisms have been proposed to explain the association. • Fat tissues produce excess amounts of estrogen and high levels of this hormone have been linked to greater risk of breast, endometrial and other cancers. • Obese people often have increased levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 in their blood, which may promote development of certain tumors. • Fat cells produce

Dr. Scott Lippman hormones called adipokines that may abnormally stimulate cell growth. Cancer is fundamentally a disease of cell growth run amok. Fat cells may also directly or indirectly affect other regulators of tumor growth. • Obese people often suffer from chronic, low-level inflammation, which is associated with increased cancer risk. Indeed, Michael Karin, PhD, distinguished professor of pharmacology and pathology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and a faculty member at Moores Cancer Center, and others have shown that obesity-induced inflammation promotes development of liver cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. • Other possible mechanisms include altered immune responses and oxidative stress. Does losing weight lower cancer risk? The answer would seem to be yes, but again it’s hard to know with certainty. Research has demonstrated that weight loss reduces the risk of developing diabetes and improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Studies of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose substantial amounts of weight show they have lower rates of obesity-related cancers than similar obese patients who have not had the surgery. But unlike, say, tobacco consumption and lung cancer, there is no smoking gun that inextricably and indisputably links obesity

to cancer. Not yet, at least. These efforts continue with scores of studies. For example, a team led by Ruth Patterson, Ph.D., director of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer center at Moores, is conducting a randomized trial testing the impact of weight loss versus metformin (an antidiabetic agent) on breast cancer recurrence using a design to link changes in metabolic health to breast cancer risk. The study is part of a larger program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Eventually, I believe definitive answers will be found, or the steady accumulation of studies linking obesity and cancer will overwhelm any contradictory opinions. In the meantime, researchers from the San Diego Prevention Research Center at San Diego State University (SDSU) and from Moores Cancer Center are pursuing proactive remedies, such as operating free physical activity classes in different communities. At 34 percent, San Diego County has a high prevalence of obesity. Rates are even higher next door in Imperial County, particularly among children (47 percent overweight or obese compared to 38 percent for all of California). These children are the focus of a Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and headed by Guadalupe X. Ayala, Ph.D., MPH, a Moores Cancer Center member at SDSU. The study is testing whether a whole-child approach to preventing and controlling obesity can change the next generation’s life expectancy. Scott M. Lippman, M.D., is Director of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. His column on medical advances from the front lines of cancer research and care appears in the La Jolla Light the fourth Thursday of each month. You can reach Dr. Lippman at


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RSF Literary Society hosts author Daniel James Brown The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society welcomed author Daniel James Brown (“The Boys in the Boat” — see story, page) as its guest speaker at the March 18 luncheon held at The Grand Del Mar. The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Photos/McKenzie Images; For photos online, visit

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San Dieguito Academy students enjoyed a private reception with the author. Standing, from left: Madeline Campbell, Emily O’Connell, Zach McGinnis, Megan McEldowney, Kendra Brust, Kira Elliot, Chelsea Kanzler. Seated: author Daniel James Brown and teacher Rob Ross

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John Vickery plays artist Mark Rothko and Jason Maddy his fictional assistant in ‘Red,’ opening April 4 at San Diego REP. Photo/Sandra Small ery divides his time between L.A. and Canada, where he performs at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. This will be his first appearance at the REP. “It’s an interesting challenge for me, at this point in my life,” he said. “’Red’ is really a psychodrama between two guys, the old and the new generation, and when I first

read it, I thought: whoa, this is very applicable to me! I’m about the age Rothko was then, and I know what it’s like to feel like you’re losing your powers, can’t do the things you used to. The challenge is: how to present this to an audience.” There were other challenges, too, Vickery said. “A lot of the play is talking about art, and I have to make it come off as deeply felt, without sounding ponderous. And there’s an awful lot of technical stuff we have to do — priming, mixing paints, climbing up to reach the canvases. We have an artist coaching us; we want to get things right.” Vickery had never met Michael Arabian before, but knew his reputation. “I didn’t audition for him; we just had a long meeting and talked about art. We got along, and knew we could work well together.” The same good feelings came up in the first reading, when Vickery met Jason Maddy, the young actor playing Rothko’s assistant. “I turned to him and said: ‘You’re gonna be great!’ “ Vickery looks forward to uncovering more layers of Rothko, and presenting his larger-than-life-size character onstage. “It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in San Diego,” he said. “It’s nice to be back.” —If you go: “Red” runs matinees, evenings through April 27 at The Lyceum Stage, San Diego REPertory Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza (4 hours free parking with theater validation). Tickets: $18-$47. (619) 544-1000.

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By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt In 1999, San Diego-born playwright John Logan first hit the big time with his screenplay for “Any Given Sunday,” directed by Oliver Stone, with a high-profile cast including Al Pacino. Ten years later, after Oscar-nominated screenplays for “Gladiator” and “The Aviator,” his play “Red,” about abstract artist Mark Rothko, was produced in London, starring Alfred Molina. It moved on to Broadway, winning a Tony and other awards for Best Play in 2010. Now, at last, this acclaimed drama is coming to San Diego, opening at the REP on April 4. Last September, the REP presented another artistcentered piece, Herbert Siguenza’s one-man tour-de-force, “A Weekend with Picasso.” “Red” is a piece of a different color, a two-man powerhouse that plumbs the depths of an artist’s psyche and creative process. “This play feels like a spiritual séance,” said Sam Woodhouse, artistic director of San Diego REPertory Theatre. “It begins and ends with the image of Rothko staring out into the audience at one of his paintings, trying to hear what it says to him.” The director of “Red” is Michael Arabian, a newcomer to the REP but not to the world of theater. He is especially known in Los Angeles, where he directed a multi-awardwinning production of “Waiting for Godot” at the Mark Taper Forum in 2012. Playing Rothko is John Vickery, who played both Romeo and Macbeth at La Jolla Playhouse in the 1980s, and whose Broadway credits include originating the role of the villainous Scar in “The Lion King.” Vick-


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he Miracle League of San Diego hosted its 15th Opening Day on March 8 at Engel Family Field, a Little Padres Park, at San Dieguito Park. The league celebrated its largest season yet with teams from both the North County and South Bay, which included 215 players and over 300 team volunteers. The day ran smoothly thanks to the local San Dieguito chapter of National Charity League, which provided mother and daughter volunteers. Also, a big thank you to Jersey Mike’s Solana Beach for providing 500 free subs for players, buddies, volunteers and coaches. During the Opening Day ceremony, the Miracle League of San Diego had a special surprise for Dan Engel, co-founder and former president. Engel was presented with a Proclamation from County Supervisors Dave Roberts and Bill Horn declaring March 8 as “Dan Engel Day” throughout the County of San Diego. “The County of San Diego is committed to recognizing and honoring those individuals who are dedicated to the best ideals of public service and Dan Engel is one such worthy individual, “ said Roberts’ Chief of Staff John Weil. The proclamation symbolizes the 10 years of hard work, dedication, and continued support Engel has provided for the families of the Miracle League of San Diego. The Miracle League of San Diego allows children and adults with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league in two locations in San Diego County. For more information about Miracle League of San Diego, visit

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The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation recently announced an evening with Zandra Rhodes on March 31 at 6 p.m. in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Proscenium Theater. Rhodes is an internationally-acclaimed artist, textile and fashion designer and set/costume designer. As the kick-off of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the Universe: A Tribute to the Beatles,â&#x20AC;? Rhodes will speak to students and the community about her experiences as an artist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the mission of the CCA Foundation to enrich the experience of every student, every day,â&#x20AC;? said CCAF Executive Director Joanne Couvrette, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and with that in mind we have designed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Across the Universeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with our students central to the planning, and have sought to include expert guests into the process. Zandra Rhodes is not only an accomplished artist and designer, she brings an expertise and experience in both set and costume design.â&#x20AC;? Rhodes has designed for an eclectic mix of wellknown individuals ranging from Princess Diana to Freddy Mercury (of Queen) to Jackie Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor. She has been nominated for an Emmy award for set design. Locally, she has designed sets for the San Diego Operaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Aida. Her biography notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zandraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own lifestyle is as dramatic, glamorous and extrovert as her designs. With her bright pink hair, theatrical make-up and art jewelry, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion. She was one of the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. Her unique use of bold prints, fiercely feminine patterns and theatrical use of color has given her garments a timeless quality that makes them unmistakably a Rhodes creation. In 1977 she pioneered the pink and black jersey collection with holes and beaded safety pins that earned her the name of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Princess of Punk.â&#x20AC;? Her posters from this period have been a continuous inspiration for make-up artists and are collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; items. She continues to clothe and design for the rich and famous around the world, from royalty to rock stars including: HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Debbie Harry, Bianca Jagger, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and the late Isabella Blow.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although we planned the event as an education opportunity for students, we soon discovered a huge interest among parents and the community,â&#x20AC;? says Couvrette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to open the event to the public, as a kick-off to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Across the Universeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and are asking our adult guests to bring a set of Beatles Drinking Glasses as their ticket. We plan to use the glasses at the May 16 gala.

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Zandra Rhodes The glasses are unexpectedly proving more difficult to find in the last month, however. We found them at several local stores last month, but now I can only find them online, and hope we will collect the number we need!â&#x20AC;? For more information on this event and to find out where to get your Beatles glasses, visit to the CCA Foundation Facebook Page. Information about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the Universeâ&#x20AC;? and Zandra Rhodes is updated frequently. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at



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Former NFL player to perform popular one-man show in Carmel Valley •A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Torrey Pines Pop Warner Football By Karen Billing Broadway is coming to Carmel Valley as former NFL player Bo Eason brings his critically-acclaimed one-man show, “Runt of the Litter,” to the San Diego Marriott Del Mar Grand Ballroom on Friday, May 2. The rare theater opportunity is being presented by Carmel Valley-based business Make Market Launch IT and Pam and Chris Hendrickson. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Torrey Pines Pop Warner Football. The performance is part of the three-day Make Market Launch IT live business training seminar presented by Pam Hendrickson and her partner Mike Koenig. “We are thrilled to bring Bo and his powerful play to Del Mar,” said Pam. “Bo’s themes of sheer will and determination, and what it takes to be the best, really resonate with any parent, entrepreneur or business leader.” Eason played four years in the NFL with the Houston Oilers in the 1980s and the safety had a reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the league, Chris said. His play is a semi-autobiographical story about him and his older brother, Tony, who played quarterback for seven years in the NFL with the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, reaching the Super Bowl with the Patriots in 1986. The play details how the older brother, Tony, was destined for stardom, casting a shadow over the little brother. Bo decides he wants to be like his brother and creates a roadmap of how to get to the NFL despite everyone telling him he’ll never make it. He decides he will catch 1,000 passes a day but he needs someone to throw to him and that ends up being Tony, so he essentially makes Tony’s career as well, Chris said. After being cut from his college team he keeps going to practice and never gives up and goes on to be picked in the NFL draft. In the show, the brothers meet in the Super Bowl. “It’s the story of what happens when a 9-year-old sets a goal and will do anything to achieve it. Even though he was a little too slow, too little, he decides ‘I’m just going to find a way,’” said Chris. “It’s very moving, people leave the play really raw.” Eason was actually an attendee of the first Make Market Launch IT event in 2011. Since then he has been a speaker at the organization’s last two conferences, but they wanted to do something different this year. People come from all over the world to attend the conference;

Former NFL player Bo Eason is the star of the one-man show “Runt of the Litter.” Courtesy photo more than 14 countries were represented at the last event. Pam and Chris Hendrickson worked 40 years collectively for life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins, with many years of experience in event planning. Chris was in sales and Pam was the vice president of content development and eventually ran the marketing department as well. Pam came up with an idea three years ago for a product creation system called Make Market Launch It, helping people discover strategies to create best-selling products and services. Her partner, Koenigs, is the inventor of two widely-used Internet tools, Traffic Geyser and Instant Customer. Both simplify marketing for more than 30,000 small businesses, entrepreneurs, authors, experts, speakers and consultants worldwide.

Carmel Valley’s Pam and Chris Hendrickson (shown with their two sons) are bringing the one-man show “Runt of the Litter” to the San Diego Marriott Del Mar on May 2 with Pam’s Make Market Launch IT business. While their conference attendees have had the opportunity to hear Eason’s motivational speaking for the last two years, because the play is open to the public it is a chance for others to hear his inspirational message. “Bo is tremendously powerful,” Chris said. “Everybody considers Tony Robbins the best they’ve ever seen, but Bo really rivals him.” The Friday, May 2, show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $67 and $27 for children over the age of 12. The play has some strong language. For tickets, call (858) 720-8720 or visit For more on the three-day Make Market Launch event, visit The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130.

Mainly Mozart to present Franz Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet in RSF One of San Diego’s leading chamber music producers, Mainly Mozart’s presents a performance of Franz Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet as the next offering in its Spotlight Chamber Music Series. The “Trout” Quintet will be performed on Sunday, March 30, at the RSF Garden Club alongside other works by Schubert and Mozart interpreted by renowned chamber musicians from across the country.

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For TPHS soccer star, a rough road reaps rewards By Rob LeDonne Zoe Purcell was only 4 years old when she started playing soccer, but her passion for the sport runs in her family. Purcell, currently a senior at Torrey Pines High School, was born in Dublin, Ireland — a country rife with soccer fanatics (or as they call the sport over there, football.) “My whole family is from Ireland, and we follow the English Premier League,” she said from her Carmel Valley home. “We all actually visited England and Ireland over Christmas and went to a game. European sports have a different vibe for some reason. To go from watching it on TV to being there in person, it makes you want to be on the field. It was a greats feeling.” Fortunately for Purcell, she’s had plenty of great feelings playing on the field as part of the Torrey Pines Varsity Soccer team, which recently wrapped up its season by making it all the way to the state semifinals. “As a kid, I started playing competitively as soon as I was allowed,” Purcell said, alluding to her skill-set. “I started out a right defender, and now I’m a forward and mid-fielder. The first day my coach wanted me to switch positions — I wound up scoring six goals in a tournament and I’ve stuck with it since.” Along with Purcell’s hectic Torrey Pines schedule, she’s also active in the North County’s busy club soccer scene playing for Surf, which takes place during the high school’s off-season. However, amid all of Purcell’s success in soccer, her journey

Zoe Purcell. Courtesy photo hasn’t been easy. “I’ve had some really bad years,” she remembers. “During my very first high school game in 2010, I tore my ACL and meniscus. Seven months later, I re-tore my meniscus again, and then again. All told, I couldn’t play for two and a half years; it was absolutely terrible. I couldn’t put it into words if I had to.” During that time, Purcell was frustrated but kept her eye on the prize. “Never once did I think I was going to ever stop playing,” she explains. “I was always determined to get back on the field again.” As a result, even though she wasn’t actually playing, Purcell rarely missed a practice or game to root her fellow teammates on. Tearing your ACL is typically a career-ending injury for any athlete, but not Purcell. She began playing once again in 2012 after four surgeries, and by then was both mentally and physically ready for the game. “Throughout it all, my parents were very supportive,” Purcell said. “They’ve always pushed me to keep playing and keep trying, and I did.” Her Surf coach, Ada Greenwood, was equally supportive and made sure to ease Purcell back into the game. “What I don’t want to do is make her play 60, 70 minutes in a row,” Greenwood explained to U-T San Diego this past summer. “That might be too much for her — not that she’ll hurt her knee, but she might pull a muscle or something.” Purcell, fresh off of being sidelined and armed with her newfound soccer strength and skills on the field, eventually overcame her injury in a big way. The powers that be at UC San Diego had been monitoring her recovery and skills, and liked what they saw. “They had seen me play and contacted me to offer a spot to come join their team,” she said. “I took it right away.” UC San Diego’s season starts gearing up in July, but until then Purcell is enjoying attending high school and looking forward to what’s to come. “It’s weird, but I’m extremely excited,” she says. “I’ve played with the same people since I can remember. UCSD will be a different environment, but I’m ready.”

Front row (l-r): Sally B. Thornton, Phyllis Parrish, Jeanne Jones; Back row (l-r): Joye Blount, Hon Pam Slater-Price, Darlene Davies, and Sandy Redman. Photo/Vincent Andrunas

Join The Jewels of San Diego for ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ event The Jewels of San Diego will hold “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” at the famous Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, April 12. Join the fun at this exciting night as San Diegans are honored for their distinguished leadership and philanthropic contributions to the city. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a world-class dining experience, live auction, and music by Wayne Foster Entertainment in the beautiful Ocean View Ballroom at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this elegant black tie affair benefit The Arc of San Diego, one of the county’s largest service providers for children and adults with disabilities. Don’t miss out on this fabulous event for a most noteworthy cause. To purchase tickets, call Jennifer Bates Navarra at (619) 838-1368 or visit

North Coast Rep’s Spotlight Gala to be held April 27 at Del Mar Country Club The Spotlight Gala benefiting North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach will be held on Sunday, April 27, at Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The featured entertainer will be Obba Babatundé, an American actor known for his work on stage and screen. During the course of his storied career, Babatundé has received national acclaim, as well as Tony and Emmy award nominations. Babatundé dances, sings, plays musical instruments and does impersonations. Gala organizers are pleased to have secured Babatundé. An actor, producer and director, he has been referred to as one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Theater audiences will know his work from his Tony-nominated role as C.C. White in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls. Other noted stage performances have been in Hal Prince’s Grind; as the originator of the role of Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam; as Billy Flynn in Chicago; and, in 2009, the critically-acclaimed role as Sammy Davis Jr., in the Old Globe production of Sammy. North Coast Rep’s gala features a cocktail reception, silent auction, sumptuous sitdown dinner, live auction and entertainment by Babatundé and a three-piece combo. The gala committee is headed by Sharon Stein, who serves on the theatre’s board of trustees. Stein and her husband, Jerome, are Rancho Santa Fe residents. “My husband and I have been subscribers to the North Coast Rep for over 15 years,” said the gala chair. We love the productions. It’s wonderful quality theatre and we love that it’s local.” Tickets to North Coast Rep’s gala start at $250 per person and include a sitdown dinner, silent and live auctions, Artists’ Advocacy and much more. Premium tickets are available at $300 each. For tickets or information, call Katherine Hsia at 858-481-2155, Ext. 211, or e-mail her at

By Kristina Houck For nearly five years, children have learned how to live healthier lives by cooking and gardening at a yellow cottage in Solana Beach. Opened in April 2009, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle features a teaching kitchen, classroom space and an interactive garden, offering after-school programming and summer camps for children, as well as classes for adults. Because of the success of the center, the nonprofit organization is raising money to open a second center at the Griset Branch in Encinitas. Members of the public were invited the see the progress of the project during an open house on March 20. “This has always been my dream,” said Del Mar resident Barbara Harper, the center’s founder. “We’re hoping to spread this to all the Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation.” To expand its programs, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito opened a garden at its Del Mar Branch in May 2011, and another garden at its La Colonia Branch in November 2012. Mirrored after the first center at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, the proposed second center at 1221 Encinitas Blvd. will feature an interactive, half-acre organic garden and commercial-like kitchen classroom. Amanda Mascia, the children’s chef at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, said she is looking forward to teaching cooking classes at the Encinitas branch. “The kids are really energetic and enthusiastic,” said Mascia, who currently teaches at the Solana Beach site. She is also creator and host of the Emmy-award winning healthy kids cooking show, “The Good Food Factory.” “I cook really large healthy meals with them and they’re super pumped. They love it, and I have a blast,” she said. “It’s very hands-on. They do all the cooking and I guide them through it.” Already under construction, the kitchen is expected to be completed in June. In addition to appliances and equipment, the kitchen will also be connected to a snack shop, where children will sell the food they prepare. “Solana Beach doesn’t seem that far, but a lot more kids in Encinitas will be able to enjoy this,” Mascia said. “There are a lot of children here who are really excited about it because they haven’t been able to participate before.” To date, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has raised $100,000 for the kitchen. The organization needs another $25,000 to complete the first phase, and an additional $125,000 to create the garden, which is the second phase of the project.

With its Center for a Healthy Lifestyle located in Solana Beach, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is raising money to open a second center at the Griset Branch in Encinitas. (Above) $125,000 is needed to create the garden — the second phase of the project. Photos/Kristina Houck Construction of the garden — which will feature trees, plants, an orchard, an herb garden, a greenhouse, picnic tables, benches and more — is set to begin in the summer. “Kids will learn how to eat healthy and live a healthier life, and they will also learn other skills they can use later in life,” said Harper, who encouraged community members to consider contributing to the project through sponsorships, naming opportunities and donations. “This project covers so many aspects.”

To date, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has raised $100,000 for the kitchen. The organization needs another $25,000 to complete the first phase.


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I N T R O D U C I N G H A P P Y H O U R A N D N I G H T LY D I N N E R S P E C I A L S AT M O R A D A . Award-winning Morada introduces a nightly happy hour from 3:00-5:30 p.m. featuring Chef Allison’s light fare creations starting at $6, paired with handcrafted cocktails, crafted beers & select wines from $5. To further entice your palette, gather with friends Monday-Thursday for our most requested nightly dinner specials – Chef’s homemade meatloaf, crispy fried chicken, 3-course family-style dinners, and select bottles of wine half price. Locally sourced California cuisine in a comfortable sophisticated setting – the perfect combination.





Horsemanship lessons offered at Fairbanks Riding Club Equestrian Center The Riding Club, located at Fairbanks Ranch Equestrian Center in Rancho Santa Fe, is a unique institution combining a serene parklike environment with superior and age-appropriate riding instruction for children and adults alike. Founded 13 years ago by FEI Dressage trainer Lena Nordlof-Davis, The Riding Club has withstood the test of time and is an integral part of the Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar communities. A team of quality riding instructors keep the lessons fun, safe and informative. Children have the chance to become acquainted with the sport of horseback riding on the riding school ponies and later move on to larger lesson horses. For ambitious riders the opportunity to lease a privately owned

horse provides an introduction to competing at dressage shows and can be an intermediate step to owning a horse. Regularly held pony day camps are a great way for children to experience horses close-up for the first time or simply to spend quality time expanding their horse knowledge during the holidays. New at The Riding Club are Horsemanship Lessons, held every Sunday at the Fairbanks Equestrian Center. Horsemanship is the art of interacting and communicating with horses and extends to managing horses in a stable or show environment, making it an important skill for any rider, horse owner or horse enthusiast. Riding skills are not necessary, as those lessons are taught in a class setting, using random horses or ponies for

demonstration purposes only. The lessons form a series of eight classes that repeat in sequence and cover topics such as leading and groundwork, show grooming and braiding, barn management and much more. There are no age restrictions. Everyone — from the aspiring horse owner, interested parent or dedicated rider — will find valuable information to take home. Another new discipline coming in 2014 will be vaulting, best described as gymnastics or competition in the equestrian world. For more detailed information, call 760-8227483 or email Visit

(Back row, L-R) Alex Hartung, Jacob Shaull, Jonathan Coons, Jacob Albrecht, Morgan Mims, Caroline Casson, teacher Amy Caster, Abby McQuaid, Hannah Mayorquin, Nate Campbell, McKenna Leasure, Jaden Boyer; (Front row, l-r) Ella Park, Grace Kettler, Lindsay Raugh, Emma Jablonksi.

Horizon Prep teacher honored Horizon Prep 4th Grade Teacher Amy Caster was surprised at a recent “Praise & Worship” when her name was called for a special honor: Caster is the newest recipient of the “Teachers Are Heroes Award” presented by the San Diego County Office of Education in partnership with Lincoln Financial Media (Easy 98.1 and KSON 97.3). Along with a special trophy and various gifts to mark the occasion, Caster and her entire class will receive a free full-day admission to Legoland and will be part of an awards ceremony. Caster was nominated for her professionalism and dedication to teaching and her love for her students. This is her 7th year at Horizon Prep. Visit

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To celebrate the anniversary of Fair Trade Décor’s opening in Del Mar, a special event with global storytellers will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The public of all ages is invited. Special guests include authors Alepho Deng, “They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky”; and Jeff Salz, “The Way of Adventure, Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision”; Sarah Emerson, Women Empowered Initiative, PCI; Sandra Martinez, Foundation for Women; and local fair trade leaders. Since opening the store last year, Fair Trade Décor has been accepted to the Fair Trade Federation, The family-run business has brought handmade furnishings and gifts from more than 40 countries to Del Mar, while following globally accepted principles of fair trade, including fair living wages, safe working conditions, environmental sustainability and cultural respect. Owner Betsy Paganelli, noted, “As the first 100 percent fair trade store in San Diego County, we have sought to give back to the community as a site for cultural events, including a family friendly drum circle, international dance lessons, live music and now storytelling and booksigning.” “Global Stories” will take place at Fair Trade Décor,

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BY LINDA DURKET, RSF COMMUNITY CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Moroccan Fantasy Gala May 17! Save the date- the 2014 Ranch Santa Fe Community Center Gala will be held on Saturday, May 17. Join us for a night of mystique and excitement as we enter a Moroccan Fantasy. Food, drinks, live and silent auction. It will surely be a night to remember! Visit our website for more information at All proceeds will benefit the Community Center. Youth Classes Spring Session Our Spring session begins on Monday, March 31. We are offering new classes such as School Of Rock, Kids Yoga and 3D Art. We’ve also brought back some old favorites like Surf Camp, Child VS Wild and Children’s Theater. Registration is now available. Stop by to pick up one of our program guides or check it out online and see what’s happening at the Community Center! NEW YOUTH CLASS: 3D ART EXTRAVAGANZA with Abrakadoodle Art If your child likes to shape, mix, model, paint and create, this is the class for them! Create three dimensional works or art using a variety of sculptural materials including clay, plaster and more! We’ll make colorful “glass” sculptures inspired by Dale Chilhuly , create plaster figures inspired by Keith Haring, build dimensional “paintings” inspired by Mondrian. Kids will have a blast exploring all kinds of familiar and unusual modeling materials in this super fun and unique 3D art class! Class is offered on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. for grades 1-5. Sign up today! Spring Break Camps The Community Center will be offering camps April 7-11 during Spring Break. We will be going on trips to Pump It Up, Birch Aquarium, Nickel City and the movies to see Rio 2. Camp runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care available. Camp prices are $85/day ($75/day sibling discount). Camp is for students grades K-5. Camps fill up fast, register today to reserve your space! Summer Programs Stay tuned for our Summer Camp Guide available in March! Trips to Seaworld, LegoLand, USS Midway, Soak City and many more! Weekly beach trips and movie outings. Specialty camps such as gymnastic, tennis, fencing and art available. Join us on Saturday April 19, from 9 a.m.-noon for our Camp Registration Day. Yoga Did you know that we offer yoga classes here at the Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10 a.m.? Hatha yoga practices stretching and aligns the body, promoting balance and flexibility. Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis and payment is $15 per class or $12.50 per class with a 10-class package rate. Annual

Linda Durket, Executive Director membership is required to participate in all classes at the Community Center. Join us for a complimentary first session and meet our wonderful yogi, Britin. Jazzercise Join us for Jazzercise on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9-10 a.m. Each class offers its own way to stay fit and have fun. Jazzercise is an upbeat hour of music and dance. Classes can be attended on a dropin basis and payment is $15 per class or $12.50 per class with a 10-class package rate. Annual membership is required to participate in all classes at the Community Center. Facility Rentals Planning an upcoming event? The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center may be available to help host your special occasions such as birthday parties, dances, banquets, corporate meetings and more. We have three unique rooms to suit your needs including a full gym, stage and kitchen. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at 858-756-2461 or email Erin Browne at


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Maritime Museum to hold Chocolate Festival pling various types of chocolate, there is something for every palette. Kids and adults can make their own chocolate pizza and take part in crafts. The adults can participate in the wine and chocolate pairings, as well as live baking and

cooking with chocolate demonstrations. All activities and tastings are included with museum admission. Details and tickets are available on line at or by calling 619.234.9153, Ext. 101.

The history of chocolate and how it came to our country is an interesting tale of seafaring travels. The Maritime Museum will hold its annual Chocolate Festival on April 12 and 13. With over 15 vendors showcasing and sam-



Reception held for state Senate hopeful Jeff Stone


reception was held on March 21 at the RSF home of Laine and Greg Lansing for Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone who spoke about his current run for state Senate (28th District). The event also featured the culinary creations of Chef Robere. For more information, go to: For photos online, visit

Valishia and Dan Chapman Christopher and Karen Williams, Chase Casson Kelly Burt, Laine Lansing, Jeff Stone, Greg Lansing

Mylah Naggar and Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar

28th District State Senate candidate Jeff Stone and wife Regina

The Lansing family hosted the event: Laine, Greg, Robert, Alexandria Sneed, Jessica and Christopher

Stone Campaign manager Dallas Tuff, Mylah Naggar, Jon Cross, Laine Lansing, Regina Stone

Cathy and Scott McDaniel

Kelly and Anthony Villasenor

Gala season begins for Grauer School


he Grauer School kicked off its gala season on March 7 at the annual Wine Gathering. The event was hosted on campus and chaired by Cheryl Pia, Kelly Johnson and Susy Pang. Each attendee brought a bottle of wine that will be used in the live auction at the 2014 annual gala May 10. The gala will be hosted on The Grauer School’s campus and will include silent and live auctions, a catered dinner by Crown Point Catering, and dancing and other merriment. The event is on track to be the culmination of The Grauer School’s Arc Capital Campaign, which is raising funds for the completion of the school’s Encinitas campus, including a new state-of-the-art performing arts center and an innovation lab. Visit or call 760-9446777 to contribute to the capital campaign or learn more.


Fariba Farah, Kelly Johnson and Tracy Ahrens

Johnny King, Sophy Chaffee, Fariba Farah, and Higgi Huggenberger

Grauer teachers Steve Dale, Mimi Robinson, Chelsea Arrighi and Shelley Boniwell

Grauer Parents Ray Huggenberger and Dave Johnson take a break from volunteer bartending.

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Kahoots Feed and Pet Stores launch ‘best prices ever on the most popular pet products’ A genuine passion for quality pet and farm animal products. . . A welcoming and knowledgeable staff. . . A down home country feel in both city stores and country stores alike . . . Yep, this pretty much sums up what Kahoots Feed and Pet Stores are all about! Kahoots Feed and Pet Stores have been faithfully serving communities in Southern California since 1987, and are now shaking things up a bit in the pricing department. Chase Carter, director of marketing at Kahoots, commented, “We’re very excited to launch our best prices ever on the most popular pet products. As an alternative to coupons, we’ve taken those discounts and integrated them into our products lines as amazing, everyday prices.” The new price structure began March 25, along with the launch of Kahoot’s brandnew website. Sound good? We think so! “Over the last few months, our team has shopped the competition and reduced our prices to match or, in most cases, beat our competitors’ prices. We have incredible prices on the top-selling products like Natural Balance, Taste of the Wild, Greenies, Kong, Advantage, Frontline and more,” says Carter. “We want you to be confident knowing that when you shop at a Kahoots Store, you are not only getting great products, you are also getting the absolute best value. We’re confident that by combining this new price rollout with pre-existing great value, Kahoots-branded products will create an extremely positive shopping experience for our customers.” Along with the new price rollout is the launch of the new Kahoots website, which includes new detailed descriptions of Kahoots products. They will also be offering biweekly emails which will highlight special buys, new products, community events, and healthcare and training tips from specialists. You can visit to sign up for their emails. Or, if you’re on Facebook, you can connect with the Kahoots community, where it’s all about life with our pets. They offer frequent contests, giveaways, and are always around to answer questions you may have. “Our customers are EVERYTHING, so it’s our job to ensure that we are consistently providing value to them through our stores, products, prices, website, email and social

Kahoots Feed and Pet Stores have been faithfully serving communities in Southern California since 1987. Courtesy photo media communication,” says Mike, CEO and founder of Kahoots. So if you and your pet happen to stop by any of the 22 Kahoots locations in Southern California, check out all the new prices or chat with one of the team members about the new and exciting happenings at Kahoots. Don’t worry, your dog will be happily preoccupied nibbling on a free Kahoots treat while you chat! Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaper’s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

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Local resident Marc Hedrick will golf at Princeton University next year. Hedrick, who was one of the nation’s top 100 golf recruits for the class of 2014, committed to continuing his golf career at the collegiate level during an NCAA signing ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions last month. During Hedrick’s four years on the Pacific Ridge School co-ed golf team he has twice been named to the All-league team, and was the Individual League Champion his freshman year. Hedrick holds American Junior Golf Association exempt status, and is the course record holder at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (63). “Princeton seems like a great fit, as it will allow me to progress as an athlete while getting a tremendous education,” Hedrick said. Hedrick hopes to study economics or political science while pursuing his goal of golfing professionally. Pacific Ridge School seniors Katie O’Laughlin, Isabella Salant, and Sean Gartland have also signed National Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics. O’Laughlin will play soccer at the University of California San Diego, Salant will golf at Santa Clara University, and Gartland will swim at Purdue University. These students join a growing group of Pacific


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High energy fuels Cygnet’s ‘Spring Awakening’

Wendla (Taylor Aldrich), and Melchior (Dave Thomas Brown) struggle through their teen years in Cygnet Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo/Daren Scott him for misquoting a line. The cast of seven males and six females all perform marvelously. Their timing is perfect as they become the characters they portray. As with most teens, their attention soon drifts from school to thinking about sex, covering up sex, or angrily trying to conceal their frustrated feelings about sex. The play is also about parents and teachers who play a huge role in how the kids handle their lives during the jarring teen years.

Opening on Broadway in 2006, the play won eight Tony awards including Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. While that is apt to bring in playgoers, it’s imperative any potential patrons understand the play still contains the elements that had it banned decades ago. The students take part in, or are affected by, rape, abortion, child abuse, suicide and homosexuality. Some of the song titles cannot be printed. Sean Murray has done a great job in directing this wonderful cast, who even if some of the material they present seems offensive, manage to mesmerize with their talents. This comes about also through the talents of Musical Director Terry O’Donnell, who behind the back wall is conductor and pianist. If you go: “Spring Awakening” runs through April 27 at Cygnet Theatre Company, Old Town Stage, 4040 Twiggs St., San Diego. Tickets from $39. (619) 337-1525.


By Diana Saenger Let’s review! “Spring Awakening” is a rock musical based on the controversial German 1981 play by Frank Wedekind. The play was banned at that time for controversial content. The rendition unfolding at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town has music by Duncan Shiek with book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-19th century Germany, Wendla Bergmann (Taylor AldRich) opens the show with an outstanding rendition of “Mama Who Bore Me.” Her ire is represented in her actions even if one misses it in the words. Wendla wants to know what a woman has to do to conceive a baby, but mom skirts the issue with silly answers. At school, the teenage boys are feeling their testosterone. Melchior, played with super power by Dave Thomas Brown, is all about challenging the intolerance of school and society. He doesn’t hesitate to stand up and defend his friend Moritz Stiefel (Charles Evans, Jr.) when the teacher chastises



Cathedral Catholic High School Robotics Team shines at San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics competition Under the direction of mentors Mike Wallace and Mike Meziere, the Cathedral Catholic High School Robotics team was named the highest seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds of the recent San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics competition. Over a two-day period, the team placed 12th out of 60 teams competing, which sent them to the quarterfinal rounds of competition. The team will play against very experienced and competitive teams from Canada, Germany, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada. For more information about the competition, please see: For more information about FIRST, please see:


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ancho Santa Fe resident Ole Prahm held a fundraiser for County Supervisor Bill Horn at the home of Claude and Bobbie Kordus on March 21. The event was held in appreciation of Horn’s support of the arts programs over the years, Prahm said. For photos online, visit PHOTOS/MCKENZIE IMAGES

Hosts Bobbie and Claude Kordus

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Bobbie Kordus, Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn, Heather Manion

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Eat, sip and enjoy music and poetry at ‘Taste of Leucadia, Food for Thought’ event April 3 The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association expects the area to come alive with food, music, and poetry April 3 for the “Taste of Leucadia, Food for Thought.” Join the community from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that define the downtown Leucadia district. The event will highlight local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and vintners. Each ticket to the event is $20 in advance ($25 the day of), with Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) prices at $30 in advance ($35 the day of). Ticket go on sale March 13. Each ticket grants a taste at each of the participating restaurants. There will be 17 Leucadia restaurants participating this year. Close to 1,000 people attend this event and close to 700 tickets are sold. Since parking can be tough, a green shuttle that runs on biofuel will transport attendees from the parking lot at Encinitas City Hall (505 S. Vulcan Ave.) to the heart of the event. The shuttle will also take them back to City Hall when they are done and will having designated stops along the 101. We also encourage the public to bike and walk to the event. We will be setting up a bike corral with Bike/Walk Encinitas at Roadside Park. For more information, visit

La Jolla United Methodist Church to present Family Concert A Family Concert will be held at La Jolla United Methodist Church. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30. An all-percussion concert presented by the Wishnuff Family — Jon, Ronel and daughter Alyssa. Come hear piano and percussion instruments from around the world including marimba, vibraphone, timpani, snare drum, gong, tambourine, maracas, cymbals, quica (talking drum), and others. Child friendly! Bring all the kids — young and old — to learn about and listen to these wonderful instruments! Fun! Fun! Fun! Complimentary admission; freewill offering. La Jolla United Methodist Church. 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Visit

Spring EGG-ucation Family Discovery Days is March 29-30 No visit is the same. With daily tides and seasonal changes, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve holds new discoveries each time. Spring is a wonderful season to explore one of San Diego’s largest coastal wetlands. Family Discovery Days is free and is held three seasons a year. The public is invited to participate in the next free program: •Spring EGG-ucation (Family Discovery Days) •Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30: 1-4 p.m. •San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center: 2710 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea Families can crack open clues to the secret lives of egg-laying animals at San Elijo Lagoon. Guests will be treated to egg-themed arts and crafts, face painting, and nature hikes for all ages. Kids will get an up-close look at all kinds of critters that hatch from eggs. Family Discovery Days is presented by: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy & County of San Diego Parks & Recreation. Funding made possible by: City of Encinitas Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant & California Coastal Conservancy. Visit and phone number is (760) 436-3944.

The Indian Fine Arts of San Diego to present 7th annual Music and Dance Festival

The Indian Fine Arts of San Diego ( is celebrating its 7th annual Music and Dance Festival from April 8 to April 13, at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. This organization is dedicated to the propagation of classical Indian music & dance in Southern California. This year, the festival has a fantastic line-up of world-renowned vocal and instrumental artists of both the Hindustani and the Carnatic traditions of Indian music from India and around the world. The IFAASD is also presenting numerous dance ballets during the festival that are going to be marvelous treats for both the eyes and ears. The festival will also celebrate the 94th birthday of Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar, and honor the prolific contributions of some of the greatest musicians and artists. The festival will also feature two music concerts performed by over a 100 children from all over San Diego. Throughout the festival you will have the opportunity to taste a wide range of Indian vegetarian cuisine from the South to the North and everywhere in between. The festival is certainly a must attend event for all, as it promises to delight the eyes, the ears, and the stomach. Please visit the Indian Fine Arts web site at for additional information and to purchase tickets.

La Jolla Music Society presents Haydn’s ‘The Creation: Music of the Baroque’ at Balboa Park’ La Jolla Music Society closes this Season’s Celebrity Orchestra Series with Haydn’s The Creation: Music of the Baroque at Balboa Theatre on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. Long recognized as one of Chicago’s leading classical groups and currently presenting its 43rd concert season, Music of the Baroque is a modern instrument chamber orchestra and chorus specializing in 18th century repertoire. Over its history, the group has brought Chicago audiences premiere performances of many early masterpieces, drawing particular praise for its interpretations of the major choral works of J. S. Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. British conductor Jane Glover leads the ensemble and soloists Elizabeth Futral, Nicholas Phan and Christòpheren Nomura in Haydn’s choral masterwork, The Creation, in their La Jolla Music Society debut. La Jolla Music Society enhances the concertgoing experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. Prelude for this performance will feature Dr. David Chase with a lecture Starting at the Beginning – exploring Haydn’s reverence and humor in his unique setting of the Book of Genesis and “Paradise Lost” – at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $27-$97 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office, (858) 459-3728 and online at

Scared of Yoga? Learn the basics at free class offered April 5 at Bindu Yoga Studio in Del Mar Bindu Yoga Studio, located at 1130 Camino Del Mar, Suite D in Del Mar Village, will be offering a free Foundations of Yoga Class Saturday, April 5, from noon to 1 p.m. More information at Do you think “Down Dog” is something you yell at your pet? Does “Warrior Two” sound like a sequel to a Schwarzenegger movie? Don’t get intimidated by yoga! Come learn the basics for free and find out how to take advantage of the health benefits yoga has to offer. “The Foundations of Yoga Classes are designed to de-mystify yoga and make it accessible to everyone,” said Tristen Campanella, director and lead teacher at Bindu Yoga Studio. “We want everyone to take advantage of this practice, so that they can live healthy and productive lives.” The Foundation’s class will give new and even seasoned yoga practitioners a grounding in the philosophies, breath control and physical poses that connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of the breath. “Everyone can grow from these classes.” Bindu Yoga Studio, now owned and managed by Clif Williams and Tristen Campanella, has been a fixture in Del Mar for yoga and healthy living for the past 10 years. “We are honored to create a dynamic community gathering space where neighbors can meet, sweat, bond and have fun. We plan to expand on the existing schedule of classes with Bindu’s amazing teachers, while adding new offerings, and fun events,” said new owner Williams. Bindu Yoga Studio’s mission is to be a community gathering space, dedicated to inspiring individuals to embrace their potential, reach their dreams, and experience the joy that is discovered through living passionately on and off the mat. Tristen Campanella has been teaching Yoga for over 12 years. For more information, visit www.

Rancho Santa Fe Jewelers to host Mahlia Trunk Show March 27-29 Rancho Santa Fe Estate and Fine Jewelry, located at 6024 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, will be hosting a trunk show featuring the jewelry of artist Konstantina Dimitra Mahlia (Mahlia Collection) beginning Thursday, March 27, from 4-9 p.m. and continuing through Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, both days from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and children and pets are welcome to attend. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Greek immigrants, Konstantina is renowned for her harmonious and creative designs that define the Mahlia Collection. For more information, visit, call (858) 756-4047 or email


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The RSF Senior Center All levels of experience are welcome! Please call the Senior Center (858)756-3041 for more information. Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class — Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m. (Class resumes Monday, April 21): Licensed Physical Therapist, Jim Prussack, provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5 charge for each class is paid to the instructor. Classical Music Appreciation –Mondays, from 2-4 p.m. (Class resumes Monday, April 28) instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Art History Video Lecture – Enjoy a fine art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company® Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., (3/31, 4/14). Knitting Group – This informal group meets weekly on Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. Please bring yarn and knitting needles! Oil Painting Class – Each Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-noon. This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group – meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to join host, Philippe Faurie, and enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Blood Pressure Checks – Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by American Medical Response Ambulance Service. No appointment is necessary! Acting Class with Monty Silverstone – Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor and father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information. Calling all Literature Lovers –This workshop lead by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray, includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for interested participants. Workshop dates are the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. (4/4, 5/2, 6/6).

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BY TERRIE LITWIN, RSF SENIOR CENTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR How to Comfort Grieving Friends and Family Members – The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. On Wednesday, April 23, at 2 p.m., Jim Reiser, M.A., with Hospice of the North Coast, will present a free workshop to help you better understand the grief process. He will also offer valuable tips to assist you when providing support to a grieving friend or family member. Registration is not required to attend. Celebrating William Shakespeare – Come celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday Monday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m., with U-T San Diego columnist Richard Lederer. Richard will highlight Shakespeare’s astonishing contributions to the English language. He will be joined by Alex Sandie and other members of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, who will perform excerpts from the plays and sonnets. Please call to reserve your space (858) 7563041. Resource and Referral Service — Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center at (858) 756-3041. Watercolor Painting — Instructor, Karen Athens, will provide an introduction to watercolor painting. Students will learn about composition, use of color, and painting techniques.


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Hands United for Children gala


ands United for Children (HUFC) held its annual fundraiser gala March 13 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Funds raised at the event benefit HUFC’s projects in Saponé, Burkina Faso and San Diego. This year’s theme was “Soap n’ Opera” as Agnes Barrelet, the organization’s executive director, brought back from Burkina Faso some Shea Butter, handmade by the local women of the village Hands United for Children supports. While their children are attending class in the HUFC preschool, the mothers have time to work and earn extra money for the family. It is a very lengthy and manual process which requires dexterity, patience and passion. On the night of the gala, guests received a sample of the shea butter. For more information, visit handsunited4children. org. Look for a story on Hands United for Children in an upcoming issue of this newspaper. For photos online, visit www. PHOTOS/JON CLARK

Jan Prupes, Darcy Cohen

Lee Roberts, Monica Lee, Ingrid Hassanni

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The third annual Hand United for Children Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Golf Club.

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Leslie Hackley, Janet and Norm Mittleman

By Kristina Houck From a village in Africa to a community in San Diego, Hands United for Children helps underprivileged children at home and overseas. In the last two years, the Rancho Santa Fe-based nonprofit has built a preschool for children in Sapone, a town in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The entirely volunteer-driven organization also began constructing a health clinic at O’Farrell Charter School in San Diego. To further these projects, Hands United for Children held its third annual fundraiser gala March 13 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe (see event photos at left, on page B20). “We need more partnerships and people reaching out to these at-risk children to help make sure they get the support they need so they can be successful,” said Kevin Beiser, president of the San Diego Unified School Board of Education. On behalf of the board, Beiser presented Hands United for Children with a proclamation during the event, recognizing the organization for its work in the community. O’Farrell Charter School is located in a neighborhood where 100 percent of students qualify for free lunch. Dr. Jonathan Dean, superintendent of O’Farrell Charter School, noted 40 percent of his students live with someone other than their parents. Once open, the health clinic will provide students with free access to medical, dental and vision checkups and treatments. Funds raised at last year’s gala helped purchase equipment and complete the plumbing and electrical work for the dental clinic, which is set to open later this year. Funds raised at this year’s gala will help fund the vision clinic. Money will also help 39 students

Agnès Barrelet (center) with students and teachers in Sapone, a town in the West African country of Burkina Faso. Hands United for Children recently built a preschool for children in Sapone. Courtesy photo participate in their class retreats. “A lot of people believe that San Diego is affluent. There are a lot of poor, undeserved areas in San Diego, especially southeast San Diego,” Dean said. “We wanted to form relationships with local organizations to make a difference. Hands United for Children has been great.” Funds raised will also benefit Sapone’s first preschool, a project Hands United for Children launched in 2012. The first classroom, restrooms, kitchen and playground were completed that same year. In June 2013, Executive Director Agnès Barrelet visited the school’s first class,



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which included 36 children ages 3-5. She also launched construction of the second classroom and lunch area by laying the first handmade brick. For 11 days, the Rancho Santa Fe resident visited with the students and met with parents and village representatives. “The parents thanked me for educating their children,” Barrelet said. “Meeting with the children, parents and teachers — that was the most rewarding.” Funds raised at this year’s gala will help build a third classroom, an administration building and install additional equipment on the playground. Once completed, the school will serve 110 children, and employ six full-time and two part-time employees. The students learn French, the official language of the country, as well as other preschoolcentered curriculum. The school also See GALA, page B26


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The Grauer School to host screening of ‘A Fierce Competition sends local high school Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet’ musical theater performers to Broadway Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day. In reflection of this event, on Friday, April 11, The Grauer School’s environmental club and movement called “Green Grauer” will be hosting a screening of the film “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet,” the first of its kind documentary that looks at big-picture exploration of the environmental movement. The Grauer School has long recognized the importance of educating the community about environmental issues. The Grauer School’s “Green Grauer” movement includes growing organic, edible plants in the school’s greenhouse that are used in the School’s “Harvest Kitchen” cooking class; monthly meetings of parents and students to discuss gardening, composting, and other green initiatives on campus; and an Environmental Science class that is open to all high school students. “A Fierce Green Fire” focuses on the largest movement of the 20th century, the environmental movement. It shines a light on the activism that everyday people took to succeed against all odds and save their homes, their lives, and their futures. Nick Scacco, co-lead of The Grauer School’s Green Grauer environmental club, is looking forward to the event. “The school has a long history of environmental service and we are excited to continue to connect and reach out to the local community. We look forward to raising a new generation of environmental advocates to help steward a sustainable future.” This screening is open to the public and is an effort to educate and bring awareness to the environmental movements happening both globally and locally. In addition to the screening, the event will feature a panel of experts from various organizations in San Diego County and an environmental information fair. The fair, as well as food sold by East African Cuisine and Grauer students, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. Suggested admission donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit Green Grauer’s efforts. The Grauer School, a grades 7-12 private college preparatory school, is located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA. More information is available online at www. or by calling (760) 274-2115.

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Tom and his team hand make every owl box out of Luan Mahogany panels made from recycled materials. For as little as $350.00 installed on a galvanized pole or in a tree. And buying a box is a one-time investment, they cost nothing to maintain. The Hoo’s Hoo box comes with an installed camera and is one of their best sellers. Just connect the camera to your TV or computer and enjoy the best reality show you’ll ever see, watching the babies is really fun! Tom’s passion for birds of prey began in 1962 while doing research for a wild animal report in second grade. This led to much climbing of trees to better observe birds of prey, which led to a career as a tree trimmer (and later a certified arborist). While bidding a job, he noticed an improperly hung owl box in a potential client’s yard. He offered to install it at the proper height and angle needed to attract owls, and three days later the lady was thrilled to report that a pair of barn owls had begun nesting in it. “This was the first owl nest box I installed,” said Tom. “Now, nearly 20 years later I have over 34,000 under my belt. I spend my days sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge of nature and its in habitants with people around the world. This is my definition of success.”

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Broadway/San Diego recently announced that Ben Vereen will co-host the Southwest Region Ben Vereen Awards on June 14, as well as teach a special master class to the student finalists. The Ben Vereen Awards is a local high school competition sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union in which two talented students from the Southwest region (which includes San Diego and Tucson high schools) will be crowned Best Actor and Best Actress and go on to compete at the National

High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York this June. Vereen will also cohost a pre-show VIP meet and greet prior to the June 14 competition. The San Diego high school competition of the Ben Vereen Awards will be held at the Spreckels Theatre in Downtown San Diego June 7. The winning Best Actor and Best Actress performers will be flown to New York for a week of intensive training before they compete in the national finals, The Jimmy™ Awards,

on a Broadway stage for a $10,000 scholarship on Monday, June 30, 2014. Tickets for both competitions are now on sale at the Spreckels Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster, and online at or Broadway/San Diego is still accepting local high schools to participate in the San Diego competition. For more information and to find out how your school can participate, please go to

Date for ‘Peace in Afghanistan’ benefit changed The date for the “The House of Hope International Concert & Ball” event to be held by the Peace In Afghanistan organization (in support of orphaned children in Afghanistan) has been changed. The event will now be held on April 25 at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego. For more information on “The House of Hope International Concert and Ball,” visit

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CCA Cyber Defense Team wins San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup For the first time, Canyon Crest Academy Cyber Defense Team, led by CCA teacher Michael Remington, won the San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup on March 15 at UC San Diego Supercomputer Center. The six members of CCA’s Cyber defense team attended the competition. The San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup defense competition is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initializes. It is a challenging competition between teams of middle and high school students from all of California. Acting as network and local machine administrators, these students respond, protect and defend their network and computers against cyber-attacks. Using the same systems that professional network administrators train and certify on, these exceptional students exercise their impressive skills while learning teamwork, cooperation in a workplace-like environment, and leadership in a competitive environment. At the same time, they are challenged to a wide variety of cryography and computer forensics problems ranging from decrypting messages to recovering damaged files. The competition fosters a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior, and effective communication both within and across teams. The finalists in March 15 competition represent the best of almost 30 individual teams from California. Todd Gloria, former interim mayor of San Diego, and San Diego City Council President, announced the first, second, third place awards.

Surfside Race Place hosts Handicapper of the Year event April 5 Surfside Race Place, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious off-track betting facilities, is also home base to the 2014 Handicapper of the year! José Arias, a frequent patron at Surfside, took hold of the lead from the first day of the three-day contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada the weekend of Jan. 24 – 26. Arias topped a field of 500 to win the $750,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as Handicapper of the Year, at the 15th annual Daily Racing Form (DRF)/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC). José will be “in the house” on Saturday, April 5, for a special honorary event. Santa Anita Day at Surfside Race Place will also feature the $1 Million Santa Anita Derby, the last major California stakes for 3-year-olds heading to the Kentucky Derby, which takes place Saturday, May 3. For more information, visit or call 858-755-1167.

‘From Paris to You’ concert inspires RSF Village Church audience FanFaire Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization supported mainly by individual donations, presented the Paris-based piano and viola duo of Zachary Deak and Virginie D’Avezac De Castera at the Rancho Santa Fe Village Church Chapel on Feb. 24. The free family concert visibly touched the audience, most especially the young people in attendance. Virginie’s performance was particularly inspiring for young violinist Lily Burke, who wanted to spend her birthday at the concert, and did. “From Paris to You” is part of FanFaire Foundation’s popular “Free Family Concert Series” program. (Above, l-r)) Zachary Deak, Virginie D’Avezac De Castera with young pianists Lillian Wang, Claire Lewis; Virginie D’Avezac De Castera & young violinist Lily Burke. Courtesy photos




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Psychologist to examine â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;archetype of secretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Pick up business, retirement tips at Home Business Expo and the Longevity Fair March 29, 30 April 11 Friends of Jung event in Del Mar The San Diego Friends of Jung will host a lecture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Labyrinth of Secret: A Meditation on the Archetype of Secret and Mystery,â&#x20AC;? by depth psychologist and Buddhist practitioner Julie Sgarzi, Ph.D., at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the

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The Work at Home Business Expo, now in its fifth year, is partnering with the Longevity Fair on March 29 and 30 to bring attendees information and services regarding business startups accessible to the average American family and preparing for their health and finances for retirement and the future. These events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are designed to empower entrepreneurship and equip prospective businessmen and women with the resources to build and protect greater wealth and ensure the good health to enjoy it through the years ahead. Those interested in starting a business, in need of business resources or wanting more information about retirement, are encouraged to attend. There will also be free seminars throughout the expo on various topics about how to live happier, what money mistakes people should avoid and more. You will be able to directly contact various home businesses to make an informed decision on which type of business is best suited for you. The WaHB Expo and Longevity Fair will also assist people in making the appropriate financial decisions to secure retirement funds and ensure the quality of lifestyle they want after retirement. Admission is free with advanced registration online or $5 at the door. For more information,

Fred Astaire dance studio launching childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ballroom dance studio, Fred Astaire, will be launching a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance program in May 2014. Specifically planned for children ages 7 to 14, Fred Astaireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program will feature a comprehensive three-month curriculum, culminating in an exciting end-of-term spotlight performance. Students will meet twice a week, working in pairs and individually to learn a variety of dance styles. Each day will be divided into two sessions: the first de-

voted to learning steps and techniques and the second focused on choreography for the final performance. Ballroom dance provides children with a creative outlet, in addition to teaching essential life skills such as discipline, respect, fitness and confidence. Fred Astaire himself said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.â&#x20AC;? Get your child started on the right foot and sign up today. Since 1947, Fred Astaire Dance Studios has

had one of the most effective systems for learning social dance in the world. The studio focuses on several aspects of dance such as footwork, patterns, partnership, confidence, animation timing and rhythm. Using its Conceptual Method of Teaching, the studio makes learning fun and easy through private lessons, group classes and practice parties. The studio is at 8303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego. Call 858-499-0180 or visit

Gold Diggersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hats Off to San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to benefit childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center auxiliary The GOLD (Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers of San Diego will honor the work of the Polinsky Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Auxiliary during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hats Off to San Diego: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No Place Like Homeâ&#x20AC;? at Hotel Del Coronado on April 4. Step onto the Yellow Brick Road on Friday, April 4, and you will not find yourself approaching the towering Emerald City; instead you will see the red turrets of Hotel Del Coronado playing the part of the Land of Oz. The GOLD (Gifts of Loving Donors) Diggers of San Diego are celebrating the 21st annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hats Off to San Diego: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No Place Like Homeâ&#x20AC;? with a playful Oz theme. The Polinsky Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Auxiliary will receive $5,000 as the traditional luncheonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major beneficiary.

The award will enrich the auxiliaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to provide a safe, nurturing and loving temporary home for 3,000 of San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at-risk children each year. The A. B. and Jessie Polinsky Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center is a 24-hour facility for the temporary emergency shelter of children who must be separated from their families for their own safety, or when their parents cannot provide care. Tickets are $100, and tables are $800 and $1,000. Call Jackie Bailey (619-6703643) for further reservation information. The Gold Diggers have raised and distributed close to $700,000 among smaller nonprofits over the past 21 years. The chair of the event is Sandra Graff. Holly Smith Jones is the current president of the Gold Diggers. Visit

After 5 years we finally got him! Catherine and Jason Barry, the #1 Real Estate team in all of San Diego out of any office for total dollar production, is proud to announce the addition of Ryan McGovern to their team. Ryan has extensive experience in luxury. Prior to joining Barry Estates he spent nearly a decade at Exclusive Resorts. During his tenure as Regional Director he finished as the top producer in company history (320+ closed Memberships) with multiple President’s Club awards. As a global ambassador he oversaw all membership sales, marketing, business development, events, and member advocacy for Exclusive Resorts in a broad

Ryan McGovern range of areas, including San Diego, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Mexico and Latin America, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The strong relationships he cultivated led to outstanding results both locally and internationally. When Jason recog-

nized he and Ryan shared many of the same clients/ friends, Jason realized Ryan’s book of business must be similar in these other cities/countries. These are clientele that can afford Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar. Ryan is very unique in having ultimate sophistication in technology and communication, a foundation based on integrity and a determined work ethic while still maintaining a great sense of humor. Jason and Catherine are proud to make Ryan part of the Catherine and Jason Barry team. Please stop by and say hi to Ryan at our office located at 6024 Paseo Delicias or Ryan can be reached at (858) 756-4024.

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Peyton Cabano strength of the luxury market and presented timely insights for participants,” said Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio. “We are thankful for the collaborative spirit of our network and for the many speakers who shared their strategies on ways to best attract and serve today’s luxury clientele.” Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio market high-end homes to affluent consumers worldwide through the network’s strategic marketing program, including the award-winning For more information about Willis Allen Real Estate, visit

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Peyton Cabano, director of marketing with Willis Allen Real Estate, was a speaker at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT, Feb. 23-25 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event was hosted by Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms. Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT was part of the LeadingRE Conference Week, which drew a record attendance of 2,500 real estate professionals from nearly 20 countries. With a theme of “Luxury is Back,” the program was designed to provide participants with insight into highend consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends, focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate sector and looking beyond to other affluent brands. Cabano presented information on Luxury Property Promotion, sharing insights on “out of the box” marketing ideas. Cabano was among a notable line-up of speakers, which included former chief evangelist for Apple Guy Kawasaki; bestselling author Daniel H. Pink; artist, film maker, and author Erik Wahl; real estate technology expert Matthew Ferrara; real estate authority Steve Harney; customer service expert Debbie Maier and home positioning specialist Martha Webb. Also featured were numerous top-producing sales associates who shared their unique success strategies. Sessions addressed a range of timely topics, from the latest in digital, lifestyle and social marketing to how to communicate with and consult today’s luxury consumer, including clients in the Top 1 percent. In-depth discussions offered real-life examples of how the best luxury real estate specialists can become even more effective using global marketing strategies and by building lasting relationships with clients. “Our agents return from these conferences energized and armed with the latest and greatest of real estate tools and techniques, as well as, a strengthened referral base from around the world ,” said Cabano “The sessions at this year’s SUMMIT focused on the



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